Danny Baker, Lauren Laverne, Test Match Special and The Archers are among the top radio presenters and programmes shortlisted for this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, chosen by journalists who write about TV and radio.
The 42nd annual BPG awards, sponsored by Sky’s online streaming service NOW TV, will be presented next month at a lunch in central London.
They are shortlisted with:
The nominations for Radio Programme of the Year are:
The BPG Awards – given only for work commissioned in the UK – are highly prized by programme-makers because they are selected independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers.Previous winners of the Radio Broadcaster award include Alistair Cook, Sir Terry Wogan, Jane Garvey, Nick Ferrari, Eddie Mair, Sue Lawley, Jonathan Ross, Evan Davis, Simon Mayo, Sean Rafferty, Kirsty Young, Brian Redhead, Mark Tully, Michael Buerk, Susannah Simons and Graham Seed (Nigel Pargetter).
The Awards lunch, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Friday March 11th 2016, will be sponsored for the first time by Sky’s online streaming service NOW TV. The event will be attended by the winners, BPG members and leading broadcasting executives.
Radio Broadcaster of the Year
Danny Baker, The Danny Baker Show (BBC Radio 5 Live)
John Finnemore, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme (BBC Radio 4)
Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music & The Pool)
Ritula Shah, The World Tonight (BBC Radio 4)
Radio Programme of the Year
Fright Night (BBC Radio 4)
Test Match Special (BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra & BBC Radio 4)
The Archers (BBC Radio 4)
The Reunion, presented by Sue MacGregor (BBC Radio 4)