Vote for the Radio Times Creative Diversity Network Soap Award

Casualty, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Holby City or Hollyoaks - you decide who wins the Radio Times/CDN Soap Award

Radio Times is once more supporting the annual awards scheme run by the Creative Diversity Network, a forum for promoting diverse talent in the creative industries. This year we’re asking you to pick the winner in the Soap category. Which best reflects Britain’s richly varied society?


The nominations are:

Casualty (BBC1) 21 July 2012

This powerful episode tackled the 2011 riots from the viewpoints of both the rioters and those whose lives they smashed apart.

Coronation Street  (ITV1) 27 July 2012

Izzy Armstrong, a wheelchair user, is a captivating character and the handling of her desire to parent a child resonated with the judges.

EastEnders (BBC1) 25 Dec 2011

The Christmas Day episode as Yusef Khan tried to destroy the Masood family was the climax to a long-running, in-depth storyline.

Emmerdale (ITV1) 28 Mar 2012

Characters such as Zak, in the early stages of depression, and Lizzie were at the heart of a sensitive portrayal of mental illness.

Holby City (BBC1) 24 July 2012

The judges were impressed by the delicate handling of the story of Mo Effanga giving birth to a white baby as a surrogate mother.

Hollyoaks (C4) 1 Dec 2011

Jason Costello’s final episode dealt with transsexual issues for a mainstream audience: a storyline the show followed across a year.

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