BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018: winners in full
Sian Phillips has been given a lifetime achievement accolade by the BBC Audio Drama Awards, in celebration of her 73-year acting career.
Phillips began her career in radio and was honoured with a prize for her contribution to radio drama at a ceremony at BBC Broadcasting House in London on January 28.
Other winners included Nikesh Patel and Christine Bottomley, who won in the lead acting categories, while Marcus Brigstocke’s The Red won best single drama.
BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018 winners
Best single drama
The Red by Marcus Brigstocke
Produced by Caroline Raphael, Pier Productions for BBC Radio 4
Best audio drama
Black Eyed Girls by Katie Hims
Produced by Sasha Yevtushenko, Radio Drama – London for BBC Radio 4
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Produced by Gary Brown, Radio Drama – Manchester for BBC Radio 3
Best actor in an audio drama
Nikesh Patel for Midnight’s Children on BBC Radio 4
Best actress in an audio drama
Christine Bottomley for Solitary on BBC Radio 3
Best supporting actor/actress in an audio drama
Rupert Evans for Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Best debut performance in an audio drama
Sabrina Sandhu for Black Eyed Girls
Best use of sound
War of the Worlds, sound by Cal Knightley, Mike Etherden, Alison Craig
Produced by Marc Beeby, Radio Drama – London for BBC Radio 4
Best scripted comedy (longform)
Sarah Kendall: Australian Trilogy by Sarah Kendall
Produced by Carl Cooper, BBC Studios for BBC Radio 4
Best scripted comedy (sketch show)
It’s Jocelyn by Jocelyn Jee Esien, Liam Beirn, Laura Major, Tom Coles, Ed Amsden and Sarah Campbell
Produced by Suzy Grant, BBC Studios for BBC Radio 4
Best online/podcast only
Rathband: A Digital Tragedy
Produced by Jeremy Mortimer and John Wakefield for 5th Quarter
Imison award for best audio drama script by a new writer
Adam Usden for The Book of Yehudit
Tinniswood Award for best audio drama script
Sarah Woods for Borderland
Lifetime achievement award
Ayeesha Menon and the Midnight’s Children production team
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