Radio 4 comedies nominated in BBC Audio Awards 2020

Friday 8th January 2021, 4:05pm

Alone. Image shows from L to R: Morris (Bennett Arron), Louisa (Kate Isitt), Mitch (Angus Deayton), Rob (Alastair Mackenzie), Ellie (Abigail Cruttenden), Will (Pearce Quigley). Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions.

A number of Radio 4 comedy series have been nominated in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2020.

Best Scripted Comedy (Longform)

Alone. Image shows from L to R: Morris (Bennett Arron), Louisa (Kate Isitt), Mitch (Angus Deayton), Ellie (Abigail Cruttenden), Will (Pearce Quigley). Copyright: ABsoLuTeLy Productions.

Alone

Bill Nighy. Copyright: BBC.

Charles Paris: A Doubtful Death

The Musical Life Of.... Copyright: BBC.

The Musical Life Of...

Our Friend Victoria. Daniel Rigby. Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment.

Reincarnathan

Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme. Key (Tim Key). Copyright: BBC.

Tim Key's Late Night Poetry Programme

A number of microphones in stands.

Tristram Shandy: In Development

Best Scripted Comedy (Sketch Show)

Agendum. Alexandra Palisades (Carrie Quinlan). Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.

Agendum

BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015. Lenny Henry. Copyright: BBC.

The Lenny Henry Show

Newsjack. Copyright: BBC.

Newsjack

Image shows from L to R: Charlie Dinkin, Zoë Tomalin.

SeanceCast

The Skewer.

The Skewer

Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!. Milton (Milton Jones). Copyright: Pozzitive Productions.

Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!


Elsewhere in the list of nominations, Elliot Steel is recognised in the Best Debut Performance category for his role in Unite.

Happiness!, the comedy drama retelling the story of Ken Dodd being charged with tax evasion, is nominated in the Best Original Single Drama category, and David Threlfall, who played Dodd in it, is up for Best Actor.

Prostrate, the comedy drama about two friends who both have prostate cancer, is up for Best Original Series or Serial, and The Kubrick Test receives a nod for Best Use of Sound.

Talking about the awards, the BBC says: "The BBC Audio Drama Awards 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 who work in this genre."

The finalists will be announced on Tuesday 9 February, and the winners on Sunday 21 March 2021. A ceremony is planned at BBC Broadcasting House, however it may become a virtual event should coronavirus restrictions be on-going at that time.

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