Audio Drama Wiki

The BBC Audio Drama Awards is a UK-wide awards ceremony honoring excellence in the field of audio drama. Begun by the BBC in 2011, the awards "aim to celebrate and recognise the cultural importance of audio drama, on air and online, and to give recognition to the actors, writers, producers, sound designers, and others who work in the genre"[1].

The first ceremony (the 2011 BBC Audio Drama Awards) took place on 29 January 2012, at the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in London. It was hosted by actor David Tennant. The Richard Imison Memorial Award and the Tinniswood Award winners were announced at the ceremony.

Award Categories[]

  • Best Audio Drama
  • Best Actor in an Audio Drama
  • Best Actress in an Audio Drama
  • Best Supporting Actor/Actress in an Audio Drama
  • Best Adaptation from Another Source (script award)
  • Best Use of Sound in an Audio Drama
  • Best Scripted Comedy Drama
  • Best Online Only Audio Drama
  • Innovation Award
  • Richard Imison Memorial Award
  • Tinniswood Award

Awards by Year[]


  • The competition is open to all English-language audio drama broadcast in the UK between 01 October 2010 and 30 September 2011, or uploaded for free listening during that same time period.
  • Entries are not restricted to BBC broadcasts or productions.
  • Producers may enter up to three categories, with one entry only per category.
  • Audio dramas must be submitted exactly as uploaded or broadcast.
  • The entries will be judged by a panel comprising both BBC and non-BBC persons.

External Links[]



  1. BBC Press Release, 24 October 2011