Drama that celebrates difference: vote for the Radio Times/CDN Drama Award

Which drama best portrays the diversity of contemporary British society?


Radio Times is supporting the annual awards scheme run by the Creative Diversity Network by asking you to pick the winner in the drama category. 


Which drama best portrays the diversity of contemporary British society? The nominations are:

Stolen BBC1 

Damian Lewis starred as a detective combating slavery in contemporary Britain. (Produced by Open Door Films Ltd)

Luther BBC1

Idris Elba played the title role in this dark detective drama. (Produced by BBC Productions)

Misfits Channel 4

Comedy drama following young offenders with supernatural powers. (Produced by Clerkenwell Films)

The Shadow Line BBC2 

Conspiracy thriller starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Stephen Rea. (Produced by Company Pictures/Eight Rooks/Baby Cow)

The deadline for accepting votes is midnight, Wednesday 2 November.

The Radio Times/CDN Drama Award is for the drama programme that authentically portrays the diversity of contemporary British society in an effortless, natural and inclusive way. The strands of diversity to consider are: race/ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexuality, faith, regionality, and social class.


The Creative Diversity Network works for diversity across the broadcasting industry, both on- and off-screen. Its Awards seek to recognise and reward programmes that are reflective of contemporary Britain and embrace diversity, in all its forms.