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2022 BBC Audio Drama Awards

The BBC Audio Drama Awards are given out every year to the best audio drama in various categories. See below for the list of Award Winners and Finalists (with links to each).

Original Single Drama

Winner - Dead Weather by Hattie Naylor

Finalist - Life is a Radio in the Dark by Will Eno

Finalist - You & Me by Dan Rebellato

Shortlist - Safe From Harm by Rhiannon Boyle

Shortlist - That Dinner of 67 by Tracy-Ann Oberman

Shortlist - The Goldilocks Zone by Tanika Gupta

Original Series or Serial

Winner - Life Lines by Al Smith

Finalist - London Particular by Nick Perry

Finalist - The System by Ben Lewis

Shortlist - Camberwell Green by Nicola Baldwin

Shortlist - Keeping the Wolf Out by Philip Palmer

Shortlist - Trust by Jonathan Hall


Winner - Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and Ayeesha Menon

Finalist - Mr Waring of the BBC by Various and Freddie Phillips

Finalist - The Rainbow by DH Lawrence and Linda Marshall Griffiths

Shortlist - The Brummie Illiad by Homer and Roderick Smith

Shortlist - Folk by Nell Leyshon

Shortlist - The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann and Robin Brooks


Winner - Edmund Davies in The Pursuits of Darleen Fyles

Finalist - Simon Russell Beale in Folk

Finalist - Giles Terera in The Meaning of Zong

Shortlist - Christopher Eccleston in Murmuration

Shortlist - Toby Jones in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Shortlist - Robert Lindsay in Christmas by the Lake

Shortlist - Jamie Parker in Rodgers and Hart and Hammerstein


Winner - Juliet Aubrey in Dead Weather

Finalist - Jasmine Hyde in Little Blue Lines

Finalist - Amanda Lawrence in Folk

Shortlist - Chizzy Akudolu in Camberwell Green

Shortlist - Diana Quick in Talk to Me Ayn Rand

Shortlist - Sian Reece-Williams in Safe From Harm

Shortlist - Marlene Sidaway in Silva Lining's Care Plan

Supporting Performance

Winner - Claire Price in Dead Weather

Finalist - Paul Chahidi in Rodgers and Hart and Hammerstein

Finalist - Joanne Whalley in Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls

Shortlist - Jenny Bede in The Hauntening
- My Review

Shortlist - Cyril Nri in Angst!
- My Review

Shortlist - Tracy-Ann Oberman in Talk to Me Ayn Rand

Debut Performance

Winner - Saran Morgan in Release

Finalist - Ray Castleton in Cornerstone

Finalist - Jacoba Williams in Precious Little Thing

Shortlist - Siena Kelly, Jack Rowan & Iain de Caestecker in The System

Shortlist - Matthew Malone in Two Thieves

Shortlist - Elena Saurel in The Effect

Use of Sound

Winner - The Meaning of Zong sound by Jon Nicholls, Jonquil Panting, Giles Terera

Finalist - Creation of the Birds sound by Sami El-Enany

Finalist - U.Me : the Musical sound by Steve Levine

Shortlist - Killer sound by Eloise Whitmore

Shortlist - Marcovaldo sound by Sharon Hughes

Shortlist - Song of the Reed: Swallowtail sound by Alisdair McGregor

Scripted Comedy (Longform)

Winner - Bridget Christie: Mortal by Bridget Christie

Finalist - God Squad by Jack Chisnall and Barney Fishwick

Finalist - Olga Koch: OK Computer by Olga Koch

Shortlist - Charles Paris: a Deadly Habit by Jeremy Front

Shortlist - The Musical Life Of... Betsi Cadwaladr by Dan Kiss and Dave Cribb

Shortlist - Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen by David Quantick

Scripted Comedy (Sketch Show)

Winner - Sound Heap by Multiple

Finalist - Drop the Dead Panda by Multiple

Finalist - Gemma Arrowsmith: Emergency Broadcast by Gemma Arrowsmith

Shortlist - The Damien Slash Mixtape by Daniel Barker

Shortlist - Newsjack, Series 24 by Kiri Pritchard-McLean and contributors

Shortlist - The Skewer by Jon Holmes and contributors
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Podcast or Online Audio Drama

Winner - Passenger List Series 2 by Multiple

Finalist - Blis-ta by Sonya Hale

Finalist - The Cipher by Brett Neichin and Janina Matthewson

Shortlist - The Ballad of Anne and Mary by Lindsay Sharman

Shortlist - There Used to be a Me by Ian Billings

Shortlist - Tracks: Abyss by Matthew Broughton

European Drama

Winner - The Lion by Martin Algus and Andres Noormets

Finalist - Down, By Law by Mila Čuljak

Finalist - Nutshell by Ian McEwan and Eva Blechová

Shortlist - Belong by Fred O'Connor and Daithi McMahon

Shortlist - Medea, Will I Be by Seneca, Saška Rakef and Špela Kravogel

Shortlist - Solaris by Stanislaw Lem and Ilinca Stihi

Imison Award

Winner - The Lemonade Lads by Faebian Averies.

Finalist - The Chronicles of Wild Hollow by Harvey Badger, Angus Maxwell and Christian Powlesland.

Finalist - Welcome to Medpatch by Kev Core.

Finalist - Yellow Lips by Katie Redford.

Tinniswood Award

Winner - Blis-ta by Sonya Hale.

Finalist - Life is a Radio in the Dark by Will Eno.

Finalist - The Piper by Vickie Donoghue and Natalie Mitchell.

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