Tony Pitts Wins BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Audio Drama


Tony Pitts’ radio play ON IT has won the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Audio Drama (Single Play) at a ceremony held on Sunday 27 January 2013.

An original radio play commissioned by Woolyback Productions for BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play, ON IT was written, directed and narrated by Tony Pitts, and starred Maxine Peake and Adam Gillen. It won the Sony Gold Radio Award, Best Drama 2012 and was Radio Times Critics Choice. The award was presented by Lenny Henry, who shared the following quote from the judges:

'...the raw grief of this true story is expressed with such poetical, beautiful, lyrical language that the whole genre of social realism is turned on its head. Nothing is glamourised or sentimentalised, which makes its heart-rending effect even more powerful. A masterful piece of writing, story-telling and directing, with a touch of Dylan Thomas about it, this one sang to the judges.'