The Tinniswood Award is presented annually for the best original audio drama script of the year.
The Tinniswood Award was established by the Society of Authors and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain to perpetuate the memory of Peter Tinniswood as well as to celebrate and encourage high standards in radio drama. Previous winners include Morwenna Banks, Mike Bartlett, Rachel Joyce, Stephen Wyatt, Nick Warburton, Christopher William Hill and ColinTeevan.
This year's shortlist is:
JENNY LOMAS by David Eldridge
Produced by Sally Avens, BBC Radio Drama London, 95’, BBC Radio 3
JOHN FINNEMORE’S DOUBLE ACTS - PENGUIN DIPLOMACY by John Finnemore
Produced by David Tyler, Pozzitive, 30’, BBC Radio 4
BORDERLAND by Sarah Woods
Directed by James Robinson, BBC Radio Drama Cymru Wales, 45’, BBC Radio 4
Full details are here. Longlisted scripts were:
ROMANCE IS DEAD by Ben Lewis
Produced by Kirsty Williams, BBC Radio Drama Scotland, 45’, BBC Radio 4
THE MOST WANTED MAN IN SWEDEN by Danny Robins
Produced by Frank Stirling, 7Digital, 45, BBC Radio 4
The 2018 winner will collect a £3,000 prize on 28 January at the BBC Audio Awards. We are deeply grateful to the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society for their generous sponsorship and to all the producers, writers and agents that entered their scripts.
Entry to the 2019 Award is open!
2017 Tinniswood winner James Fritz collecting his double win: the 2017 Imison Award and Tinniswood Award. (Images: Guy Levy)