BBC Audio Drama Awards

The BBC Radio presentation of Good Omens, which gave us all such brilliant fun and laughter, was acknowledged at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.  This was Neil’s award.  I am adding a tribute here to Terry Pratchett, Neil’s co-conspirator in creating this classic, which has endured over many years.

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Neil Gaiman                                 Terry Pratchett

Gaiman won the outstanding contribution award for the BBC Radio 4 adaptations of his work, Good Omens and Neverwhere.

Picking up his award, Gaiman said he has “honoured, overwhelmed and thrilled” and that radio had always been a passion of his from an early age.

“You can do amazing things inside someone’s head with radio and radio drama,” he said.

“I don’t remember a time that I didn’t care about radio drama… it can become part of the fabric of one’s life, exercising the imagination, making the listener into a collaborator with the actors and the writer and the director.

“It’s faster and more fun and cheaper to make than a feature film, and sometimes a hundred times more effective.”

Good Omens, the 1990 by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was adapted for Radio 4 by Dirk Maggs, director of the radio and stage version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and aired over Christmas.

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One comment on “BBC Audio Drama Awards

  1. leahluna55 says:

    I’m glad you added Terry Pratchett to this tribute. He deserves that too.
    This is the first time I listen to a Radio Drama and I really enjoyed it. Loved all the different voices, their contrast and how they express action, suspense, feelings and emotions through voice and music.
    It Was Wonderful!!!…jejeje 🙂

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