BBC Radio & Music Awards 2020 - The Shortlist

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter this year's BBC Radio & Music Awards. After deliberating over 400 nominations, we're delighted to announce the shortlisted entries this year are:

Best Technical Production

  • What’s My Age Again? Live Smart Speaker Experience - BBC Voice + AI for BBC Radio 1
  • The Skewer - unusual for BBC Radio 4
  • Forest 404 - BBC Bristol R&M Production for BBC Radio 4/BBC Sounds

Best Music Production

  • This Classical Life - BBC Radio 3 Production
  • Bruno Tonioli at the Opera - BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music Production
  • The Chillest Show with Phil Taggart - BBC Radio 1 Production

Best Documentary

  • Backwards Brexit - BBC Wales Network Radio for BBC Radio 4
  • Ladder to Nowhere - Whistledown Productions for BBC Radio 4
  • The British Black Panthers - Brook Lapping Productions for Radio 4

Best Drama Production

  • Forest 404 - BBC Bristol R&M Production for BBC Radio 4/BBC Sounds
  • Riot Days: The Pussy Riot Story - BBC Radio Drama London for BBC Radio 4
  • Red Earth, Red Sky - BBC Radio Drama North for BBC Radio 4

Best Storytelling Podcast

  • Have You Heard George’s Podcast? - BBC Sounds
  • After: Surviving Sexual Assault - Listen Entertainment Ltd for BBC Sounds
  • Tunnel 29 - BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC Radio 4/BBC Sounds

Best Community Podcast

  • Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts - BBC Radio 5 Live/BBC Sounds
  • NB: My Non-Binary Life - BBC Sounds
  • BBC Memory Radio - BBC Archives

Best Journalism

  • Beyond Today: Why are teenagers paid to stab each other? - Beyond Today for BBC Radio 4/BBC Sounds
  • Modern Slavery: Sanu's Story - BBC Radio 5 Live
  • The Missing Cryptoqueen - BBC Radio Documentaries for BBC Sounds

Best Comedy Production

  • Twayna Mayne: Black Woman - BBC Studios Audio for BBC Radio 4
  • Rhys James Isn't... - BBC Studios Audio for BBC Radio 4
  • The Skewer - unusual for BBC Radio 4

Best Outside Broadcast

  • Radio 1’s Sheep Dash - BBC Radio 1 In-House Production
  • The Cricket World Cup Final - BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Contains Strong Language Festival - BBC Contains Strong Language Team/BBC Radio Drama

Best Sports Production

  • Tailenders - TBI Media for BBC Radio 5 Live/BBC Sounds
  • Anfield and Amsterdam Relived - BBC Radio 5 Live
  • 606: BBC Radio 5 Live's Football Phone In - Shooting Shark Productions for BBC Radio 5 Live

Interview of the Year

  • A Bright Yellow Light - BBC Religion and Ethics for BBC Radio 4
  • Dotty’s Interview with Wiley - BBC Radio 1Xtra Production
  • Liz Truss on the Emma Barnett Show - BBC Radio 5 Live

Best Initiative for Reaching New Audiences

  • BBC Memory Radio - BBC Archive
  • The Bhangra Project - BBC Asian Network
  • Heart and Soul Gathering: Buddhism in Cambodia - BBC Factual Radio North for World Service

Best Collaboration

  • The Bhangra Project - BBC Asian Network
  • Pier Productions partnered with Screen South for the New Creatives Scheme - Pier Productions for BBC Arts
  • Being Black, Brown and British: What Does it Mean to be Black and Brown in 2019? - BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network In-House Production

Unsung Hero

  • Amy Elizabeth, Producer for BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network Production
  • Braz Rodrigues, Caretaker for Wogan House
  • Caroline Kelly, Event Producer for Contains Strong Language
  • Deena Narshi Chohan, Content Editor for BBC Asian Network
  • Helen Thomas, Senior Journalist for BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Julie Shepherd, Content Editor for BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra
  • Lorna Newman, Production Co-ordinator for BBC Radio Drama North
  • Robby Williams, Producer for BBC Radio 1Xtra
  • Thomas Gane, Content Assistant Producer for BBC Radio 1