Imison and Tinniswood Awards: shortlists announced

ALCS is a proud sponsor of the Imison and Tinniswood Awards, part of the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

Awarding £3,000 for the best original script by a writer new to radio, this year’s Imison Award shortlistees are The Chronicles of Wild Hollow by Harvey Badger, Angus Maxwell, and Christian Powlesland; The Lemonade Lads by Faebian Averies; Welcome to Medpatch by Kev Core; and Yellow Lips by Katie Redford. The Award was judged by members of the SoA’s Scriptwriters Group: Ian Billings, Ben Carpenter, Imogen Church, Trish Cooke, Jamila Gavin, Sean Grundy David Morley, Barney Norris, Robin Mukherjee and Rhiannon Tise.

This year’s Tinniswood Award shortlistees, for the best audio drama script of the year, for £3,000, are Life is a Radio in the Dark by Will EnoBlis-ta by Sonya Hale; and The Piper by Vickie Donoghue & Natalie Mitchell. The judges this year were Nell Leyshon, Christopher William Hill and Oliver Emanuel.

The Imison and Tinniswood awards are sponsored by ALCS. The Awards are presented each year as part of the BBC Audio Drama Awards and are administered by the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. Both awards will be presented as part of the BBC Audio Drama Awards on Friday 25 March in the Radio Theatre.

The 2022 Imison Award shortlist

The Chronicles of Wild Hollow by Harvey Badger, Angus Maxwell and Christian Powlesland
Produced by Shouting is FunnySpotify | Listen here

The Lemonade Lads by Faebian Averies
Produced by James Robinson, BBC Cymru Wales for BBC Radio | Listen here

Welcome to Medpatch by Kev Core
Produced by Gary Brown, BBC Radio 4  | Listen here

Yellow Lips by Katie Redford
Produced by Tracey Neale, BBC Radio 4 | Listen here

The 2022 Tinniswood Award shortlist

Life is a Radio in the Dark by Will Eno
Produced by Sally Avens, BBC Audio Drama London, 89’, BBC Radio 3

Blis-ta by Sonya Hale
Produced by Mimi Findlay, Clean Break, 56’37’’, Spotify

The Piper by Vickie Donoghue & Natalie Mitchell
Produced by Kate Rowland and Russell Finch, Somethin’ Else, 24’-27’, BBC Sounds

About the Imison Award

The Imison Award is administered by the Society of Authors and was founded in memory of BBC script editor and producer Richard Imison.

About the Tinniswood Award

The Tinniswood Award was established by Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and the Society of Authors to perpetuate the memory of Peter Tinniswood as well as to celebrate and encourage high standards in radio drama.