The first volume of Doctor Who: Stranded has won the Best Audio Drama award at the Audie Awards 2021

Overnight in the United States there was some very good news for fans of Doctor Who and good audio drama. At a virtual ceremony, Big Finish’s Doctor Who: Stranded 1 was announced as 2020’s Best Audio Drama by the Audie Awards. The storyline opens with the Eighth Doctor, Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair seeking refuge in Baker Street after the TARDIS has gone. Stranded in one time and place, the Doctor and his friends face their greatest challenge yet. They have to live one day after another in London in 2020.

Big Finish Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs said of the win, “It’s particularly gratifying that Stranded 1 has received this award, as it represents some of the most ground-breaking work produced in our Doctor Who range. It puts the Doctor in an entirely new context with a group of new and exciting characters. Producer David Richardson, script editor Matt Fitton and director Ken Bentley have done wonders with this strand of stories, with really strong sound design from Benji Clifford and great music from Jamie Robertson.” 

Meanwhile, Stranded’s producer, David Richardson, said he was “so absolutely thrilled to see Stranded recognised with this very prestigious award. It’s a project close to my heart – those actors! Those scripts! All magically woven together by director Ken Bentley, sound designer Benji Clifford and musician Jamie Robertson. It felt very special to me throughout the whole production process, and it feels even more special now. What an honour!”

 

The cast of Doctor Who: Stranded (c) Big Finish Productions
The cast of Doctor Who: Stranded (c) Big Finish Productions

The Audie Awards have been rewarding excellence on audio for a quarter of a century

The Audie Awards is the premier awards program in the United States, recognising distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment, given by the American Audio Publishers Association for audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. The Audies are sometimes promoted as “the Oscars of the audiobook industry” and serve as a way to promote audiobooks. Big Finish has previously won Best Design for Doctor Who: The Light at the End. But this is the first time a Doctor Who release has won Best Audio Drama.

 

 

 

 

 

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