BBC Audio Drama Awards Short List Revealed Today

Richard Wilson's radio series, Believe It!, which co stars David Tennant is on the longlist for Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Audio Drama Awards. The judges will today announce which of the nominees will make the final shortlist.

The spoof radio autobiography sees Richard Wilson narrate fictionalised episodes from his own life with help from a supporting cast that has included Arabella Weir, John Sessions, Simon Greenall and Samantha Spiro as well as David. The series is written by Jon Canter and produced by Clive Brill.

Believe It! won the Best Scripted Comedy prize in the 2013 Audio Drama Awards. This year, the first episode of series 2, Victor, is listed in the Best Scripted Comedy Drama category, one of two entries for Canter (see below):

Best Scripted Comedy Drama
Tim Key’s Late Night Poetry Programme by Tim Key
Believe It: Victor by Jon Canter
Lunch by Marcy Kahan
I'm a Believer by Jon Canter 
Shedtown by Tony Pitts

Other nominees include Andrew Scott (Slipping) and Ian McKellen (Eugenie Grandet) as Best Actor, Maxine Peake (Pact) and Francesca Annis (Golden Years: Friedrichstrasse) as Best Actress and the Doctor Who multi-Doctor adventure The Light At The End in the Best Online Only Audio Drama category.

The winners will be announced on Sunday 1st February in London.

Believe It! - Victor starred Richard Wilson with Steve Nallon as Margaret Thatcher and David Tennant as Mickey Mouse, and examines the effect that Richard's iconic role in One Foot In The Grave had on his life. The episode originally aired in December 2013. You can listen again here