BBC Audio Drama Awards 2022

The winners of the 11th BBC Audio Drama Awards 2022 were announced in a virtual ceremony on March 25. None of the nine nominees of genre interest won their categories.

The awards are presented by the BBC together with the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain to “celebrate the range, originality and cut-through quality of audio drama on air and online and give recognition to the creativity of actors, writers, producers, sound designers and others….”

The complete list of winners follows the jump.

Lifetime Achievement

  • Miriam Margolyes

Outstanding Contribution

  • Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor, Comedy, BBC Radio 4

Best Actor

  • Edmund Davies, The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles, director Pauline Harris, BBC Audio Drama North

Best Actress

  • Juliet Aubrey, Dead Weather, director Nicolas Jackson, Afonica

COMMENDATION — Jasmine Hyde, Little Blue Lines, director Gemma Jenkins, BBC Audio Drama London

Best Supporting Performance

  • Claire Price, Dead Weather, director Nicolas Jackson, Afonica

The Marc Beeby Award for Best Debut Performance

  • Saran Morgan, Release, director John Norton, BBC Cymru Wales

Best Adaptation

  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Ayeesha Menon, producers Nadir Khan and Ayeesha Menon, Goldhawk Productions

Best Original Single Drama

  • Dead Weather by Hattie Naylor, producer Nicolas Jackson, Afonica

Best Original Series or Serial

  • Life Lines by Al Smith, producer Sally Avens, BBC Audio Drama London

COMMENDATION  — The System by Ben Lewis, producer Kirsty Williams, BBC Scotland

Best Scripted Comedy (Longform)

  • Bridget Christie: Mortal by Bridget Christie, producer Carl Cooper, BBC Studios

Best Scripted Comedy (Sketch Show)

  • Sound Heap by John-Luke Roberts, with Cariad Lloyd, Charlie George, Deborah Frances-White, Gareth Gwynn, Katherine Parkinson, Katy Brand, Ken Cheng, Kieran Hodgson, Paddy Gervers, Ruth Bratt, Saima Ferdows, Sooz Kempner, Amy Gledhill & Chris Cantrill, Tom Allen, Tom Neenan and Toussaint Douglass, producer Ed Morrish, Lead Mojo

Best Use of Sound

  • The Meaning of Zong, sound by Jon Nicholls, Jonquil Panting, Giles Terera, producer Jonquil Panting, Jonx Productions

COMMENDATION — U.ME: the Musical, sound by Steve Levine, producers Lewis Borg-Cardona and Steve Levine, Magnum Opus Broadcasting

Best European Drama

  • The Lion by Martin Algus, adapted by Andres Noormets, producer Andres Noormets, ERR Estonian Public Broadcasting

Best Podcast Audio Drama

  • Passenger List Series 2 by John Scott Dryden., Lauren Shipman, Meghan Fitzmartin, Janina Matthewson, Sarah Lotz, Mark Henry Phillips, producers John Scott Dryden and Emma Hearn, Goldhawk Productions and PRX/Radiotopia


  • The Lemonade Lads by Faebian Averies, producer James Robinson, BBC Cymru Wales for BBC Radio 4


  • Blis-ta by Sonya Hale, producer Mimi Findlay, Clean Break for Spotify

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  1. Thanks, Mike! // Will see what the Overbooked (Overwhelmed?) Undersigned can track down, especially that new adaptation of Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK.

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