Nominees announced for the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards
Published: 21 November 2017
Nominees have been announced for the 2018 BBC Audio Drama Awards, which celebrate the range, originality and quality of audio dramas on the airwaves and online. Awards are given in performing, writing, producing and sound design, and are judged by a panel of industry experts. The awards are now in their seventh year and once again several RADA alumni are shortlisted.
Graduate Adam Nagaitis is nominated for Best Actor in an Audio Drama for The Archivist, a psychological thriller that was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this summer. He is joined in the category by John Hurt, who is posthumously nominated for Best Actor for his role in The Invisible Man, an audio adaptation of the novel by H.G. Wells. Sir John Hurt trained at RADA in the early 1960s and passed away in January 2017.
Alumna Dame Sian Phillips is in the running for two awards, having been shortlisted for Best Actress in an Audio Drama for BBC Radio 4's The Things We Never Said, and for Best Supporting Actor/Actress for Pygmalion - also on BBC Radio 4 - in which she played Mrs Higgins.
Also nominated for Best Actress in an Audio Drama is alumna Maxine Peake for the radio adaptation of hit stage play The Thrill of Love, in which she played Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Finally, RADA graduate Henry Goodman is also nominated for Best Supporting Actor/Actress for his performance as Goldberg in Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party for BBC Radio 3.
Visit the BBC website to see the full list of nominations. The finalists will be announced on 4 January 2018, and the winners at a ceremony at BBC Broadcasting House on 28 January 2018.