David Tennant wins best actor at BBC Audio Drama Awards

And Sherlock's Moriarty, Andrew Scott, also takes home an award at the inaugural event

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David Tennant collected the prize for best actor at last night’s BBC Audio Drama Awards for his role in Radio 3 drama Kafka: the Musical.

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Tennant also hosted the event – the first ever BBC Audio Drama Awards – which took place at BBC Broadcasting House in London.

Andrew Scott, known to fans of Sherlock as arch villain Moriarty, was named best supporting actor or actress in an audio drama for his performance in Radio 4 play Referee. 

Rosie Cavaliero claimed best actress for A Telegram from the Queen, the conclusion to Radio 4’s bittersweet trilogy Lost Property set in 1941, 1979 and 2011, while the second part, The Year My Mother Went Missing, won the best audio drama award.

Tim Davie, director of BBC Audio and Music, said: ”These awards celebrate the cultural importance of radio drama, so I’m delighted that we have been able to honour some of the actors, writers and producers who have created outstanding programmes this year.”

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Many of the winning and nominated dramas will be broadcast again on Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra until 10 February.