David Tennant Nominated For Best Actor In The BBC Audio Drama Awards 2017

The shortlist for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2017 has been revealed, with David Tennant being nominated for Best Actor for his recent portrayal of Jimmy Porter in Look Back In Anger which aired on BBC Radio 4 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of John Osborne’s classic play.

The Doctor Who Big Finish audio adventure , Death And The Queen, which starred David Tennant and Catherine Tate as the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble is nominated for Best Online/Non-Broadcast, as is Audible's Carmilla which also starred David as Dr Hesselius.

The awards recognise the cultural significance, range and originality of audio drama, on air as well as online, and credit the creativity of the actors, writers, producers, sound designers and others who work within the field.

Each category is judged by a team of industry experts including actress Alison Steadman, journalist Baz Bamigboye, and producer Piers Plowright. Finalists will be announced on 3rd January 2017. Now in its sixth year, the Audio Drama Awards have previously recognised such luminaries as John Hurt, Neil Gaiman, Sir Ian McKellen and June Whitfield.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

Best Single Drama
A Play for the Heart by Nick Warburton, producer Marion Nancarrow
Bright Spark by Eve Davies, producer Gary Brown
Comment is Free by James Fritz, producer Becky Ripley
Jump Blue by Hannah Silva, producers Nicolas Jackson & Steve Bond
The Rage by Clare Lizziemore, producer Jonquil Panting
The Sky is Wider by Linda Marshall Griffiths, producer Nadia Molinari

Best Audio Drama (Series)
The Archers (Helen’s trial week) by Tim Stimpson, editor Sean O’Connor
Keeping the Wolf Out by Philip Palmer, producer Toby Swift
Life Lines by Al Smith, producer Sally Avens
Pilgrim by Sebastian Baczkiewicz, producers Jessica Dromgoole & Marc Beeby
School Drama by Andy Mulligan, producers John Dryden & Emma Hearn
Tracks by Matthew Broughton, producers James Robinson, Helen Perry & Abigail le Fleming

Best Adaptation
Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money adapted by Oliver Emanuel, Martin Jameson, Lavinia Murray & Dan Rebellato, producers Gary Brown, Pauline Harris, Nadia Molinari, Polly Thomas, Kirsty Williams
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, adapted & directed by Howard Davies, producer Chris Wallis
Miss Julie by Strindberg, adapted & produced by Roger James Elsgood
Roald Dahl: Going Solo adapted by Lucy Catherine, producer Helen Perry
The 56, verbatim edited & adapted by Matt Woodhead & Gemma Wilson, producer Toby Swift
True West by Sam Shepard, adapted by John Peacock, producer Celia de Wolff
Unmade Movies: Hitchcock’s The Blind Man by Alfred Hitchcock & Ernest Lehman, adapted by Mark Gatiss, producers Laurence Bowen & Peter Ettedgui

Best Actor
Danny Sapani, A Raisin in the Sun
David Tennant, Look Back in Anger
Lars Mikkelsen, Miss Julie
Paul Hilton, Pilgrim
Robert Lindsay, A Play for the Heart
Stephen Rea, De Profundis
Timothy Watson, The Archers

Best Actress
Christine Bottomley, The Sky is Wider
Fiona Shaw, Jump Blue
Glenda Jackson, Blood, Sex and Money by Emile Zola
Hattie Morahan, The Life and Loves of a She Devil
Louiza Patikas, The Archers
Pippa Haywood, Tess in Winter
Romola Garai, Tracks

Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Anton Lesser, Home Front
Bill Paterson, King Lear
Joe Sims, Life Lines
Joseph Kloska, Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Ralph Ineson, Black Dog
Valene Kane, The Stroma Sessions

Debut Performance from an actor or actress
Christina Ritter, North
Daisy Tompkinson, My Brilliant Friend
Izobel Ward, Just a Girl
Katie West, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Laura Elsworthy, The Skriker
Lee Rufford, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Use of Sound
Comment is Free, sound by Iain Hunter, producer Becky Ripley
Jane Eyre, sound by Caleb Knightley, producer Tracey Neale
Mary Rose, sound by Peter Ringrose, Ross Burman, Alison Craig, producer Abigail le Fleming
The Hunting of the Snark, sound by Steve Brooke, producer Charlotte Riches
The Sky is Wider, sound by Steve Brooke, producer Nadia Molinari
Tracks, sound by Nigel Lewis, producers James Robinson, Helen Perry & Abigail le Fleming

Scripted Comedy
Couples by Julia Davis & Mark Wootton, producer Ashle Blaker
DOT: The Mystery at St. Horribly-Vulture’s School for Boys by Ed Harris, producer Jessica Mitic
Guilt Trip by Felicity Montagu, Olivia Nixon & Katherine Jakeways, producer Jane Berthoud
Lewis Macleod’s Wired News by John McGlade, Gabby Hutchison-Crouch, Neil Bratchpiece, Dale Shaw, Richard Cray, Steven Dick, Stuart Docherty, Stephen Holford, Kieron Nicholson, John Sheerman, Dan Sweryt, Stephen Mawhinney, Stu Cooper, producer Rab Christie
Love in Recovery by Pete Jackson, producer Ben Worsfield
Secret Kebabs by Christine Entwisle, producer Kirsty Williams
The Strange Vanishing of Julian Quark by Tom Wainwright, producer Sasha Yevtushenko

Comedy with a Live Audience
Josh Howie’s Losing It by Josh Howie, producer Ashley Blaker
Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality by Mae Martin, producer Alex Smith
Mark Steel’s in Town: Stockport by Mark Steel, producer Carl Cooper
Penny Dreadfuls Presents: Homer’s Odyssey by David Reed, Humphrey Ker & Thom Tuck, producer Julia McKenzie
Robert Newman's Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution by Rob Newman, producer Jonathan Harvey
Tom Wrigglesworth’s Hang Ups by Tom Wrigglesworth, James Kettle & Miles Jupp, producer Richard Morris
The Pin by Alex Owen & Ben Ashenden, producer Sam Bryant

Best Online/non Broadcast
Alien – Out of the Shadows, Audible UK
Baker’s End: The King of Cats, Bafflegab Productions
Carmilla, Audible UK
Doctor Who: Absent Friends, Big Finish Productions
Doctor Who: Death and the Queen, Big Finish Productions
Torchwood: More Than This, Big Finish Productions