Soliloquy

The most striking difference between radio drama and the ordinary stage play is that in the former everything the characters say is heard primarily as a soliloquy.  In a stage play the audience ‘overhear’, so to speak, the remarks which the actors they see address to each other; in a radio play each remark is heard as addressed directly to the listener, and its effect upon the invisible characters in the play is secondary.

Auden

W H Auden, Foreword to Persons from Porlock and Other Plays for Radio, BBC (1969)

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BBC Audio Drama Awards

The winners of the BBC Audio Drama Awards  for 2013, announced yesterday, include:

Best Original Audio Drama (Single play)

Billions by Ed Harris, produced by Jonquil Panting, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Best Audio Drama (Series or Serial)

An Angel At My Table, written by Janet Frame, adapted by Anita Sullivan, produced by Karen Rose, Sweet Talk for Radio 4

Best Audio Drama (Adaptation)

Sword Of Honour by Evelyn Waugh and dramatised by Jeremy Front, produced by Sally Avens, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Best Actor in an Audio Drama

Lee Ross in King David, produced by Mary Peate, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 3

Best Actress in an Audio Drama

Christine Bottomley in My Boy, produced by Polly Thomas, Somethin’ Else for Radio 4

Best Supporting Actor in an Audio Drama

Shaun Dooley in The Gothic Imagination: Frankenstein, produced by Marc Beeby, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Best Supporting Actress in an Audio Drama

Claire Rushbrook in King David, produced by Mary Peate, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 3

Best Use of Sound in an Audio Drama

He Died With His Eyes Open, produced by Sasha Yevtushenko, sound design by Caleb Knightley, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4

Full details here.