The Tinniswood Award

The Tinniswood Award is presented annually for the best original audio drama script of the year.

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

Submissions will be accepted from any party (producer, broadcasting organisation, writer, agent etc.). 

Previous winners include Morwenna Banks, Mike Bartlett, Rachel Joyce, Stephen Wyatt, Nick Warburton, Christopher William Hill and Colin Teevan.

Entry to the 2019 award is open until 29 September 2018.




2018 Winner

BORDERLAND by Sarah Woods
Directed by James Robinson, BBC Radio Drama Cymru Wales, 45’, BBC Radio 4 
from an original idea by John Norton

"I'm thrilled with the award - it makes a huge difference to me and enables me to feel I can push for the things I feel are important in drama, as a force for positive change in the world. I know that any additional time to reflect on my work and where it might go next is a luxury."

Sarah Woods

2018 Highly commended

Produced by David Tyler, Pozzitive, 30’, BBC Radio 4

Full details of the shortlist are here

The 2018 winner collected a £3,000 prize on 28 January at the BBC Audio Awards. We are deeply grateful to the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society for their generous sponsorship and to all the producers, writers and agents that entered their scripts.

2018 Tinniswood winner Sarah Woods (Image: Guy Levy).