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BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018: winners in full

Sian Phillips at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018. Photo: BBC

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

Best adaptation

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

Sian Phillips

Outstanding Contribution

Ayeesha Menon and the Midnight’s Children production team