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RIG and Diversity

RIG supports broad approach to the definition of diversity, to include age, social class and location within the UK, as well as other important elements such as gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disability.

RIG is pleased to work with the BBC on the implementation of its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. Find out more about the BBC's strategy by clicking here

‘D-Day’ production wins record number of awards for one programme

UK indie radio producers were celebrating as they posted another great haul of awards at the prestigious New York International Radio Festival.

TBI Media, founded and run by RIG Chair Phil Critchlow, once again led the way with 11 awards including seven Golds plus the 'Grand Award' for ‘D-Day 70 years on’ (BBC Radio 2) in addition to being named ‘Production Company Of The Year' for the third consecutive year.

Overall UK indies won 12 Gold, 13 Silver and eight bronze awards, with another eight finalists, totalling 43 awards and finalists, and the total of 35 actual awards won is the UK indies’ highest ever.

As well as TBI, the indie Gold award winners included Pozzitive for ‘Cabin Pressure’ (aired on BBC Radio 4), and Loftus Media for ‘Where are you Going?’ (BBC World Service).

Silver awards went to 11 companies including Campbell Davison Media for ‘The Danny Baker Show’ (BBC Radio 5 live), Quidem Productions for ‘Big Band, Big Man - The Billy Cotton Story’ (BBC Radio 2), presented by Cotton’s great-niece, Fearne Cotton, B7 Productions for 'the Martian Chronicles' ... and more.

Ten separate companies from outside London were represented at the awards, including Manchester/Dublin based Athena Media who won a Silver for ‘Vocal Chords: In Conversation with Peter Gabriel’, also Swindon-based Fresh Air Productions won a Silver for its radio promotion content for BBC’s one’s ‘Eastenders - Who Killed Lucy?’, and Oxford’s Overtone Productions won Bronze for Archive On 4: Malcolm X In Oxford (BBC Radio 4).

Awards were won in a wide range of genres, including drama; history; music; travel; profiles; entertainment; culture and the Arts; comedy. In addition to radio programmes genres, there were also awards and finalists in specialisms such as: audiobooks; on-air promotions; Station ID; Live Sound; writing; and editing. 

RIG MD Will Jackson said:

“We’re delighted that once again the creativity, professionalism and quality of the UK indie audio-led sector, has been recognised at these awards, against excellent competition from companies around the world.”


“RIG is working to increase opportunities for indies from all around the UK nations and regions to make these types of programmes, both in the UK and internationally. Having this addition to our excellent track record at the NY Radio Festival reinforces the position from which to argue our case.”

Contact: Tim Wilson – Media adviser - 07909 560 374

Notes: 

1.RIG is the trade association for the independent radio production sector, which makes audio-led content for a wide variety of radio networks, corporate and private sector clients. There are around 150 companies based all around the UK

2.A table of UK Indies’ performance at the NYF Radio awards is below

3.New York Radio Festival website: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/radio/

UK Independent Radio Production Companies - Awards and Finalists – NY International Radio Festival 2015

Company

Title

Award

Brand

Category

Country

City

Alfi Media

Mad About The Mustang

Bronze 

None

Culture & The Arts

UK

London

Alfi Media and Fresh Air Production

Learning To Walk Again

Silver 

BBC Radio 5 Live

Health/Medical

UK

London

Athena Media

Vocal Chords: In Conversation

with Peter Gabriel

Silver 

BAI/RTE Lyric fm

Best Music Special

Ireland

Manchester/Dublin

B7 Productions Limited

The Martian Chronicles

Silver 

BBC Radio 4

Best Drama Special

UK

London

Bafflegab Productions

The Brenda and Effie Mysteries:

 Bat Out of Hull

Gold 

Bafflegab Productions

Best Audio Book - Fiction

UK

Faversham

BlokMedia Ltd

 

Linard's Travels

 

Finalist  

BBC

Best Editing

UK

London

Silver 

BBC

Travel & Tourism

UK

London

The Soul of Ireland

Silver 

BBC

Culture & The Arts

UK

London

Three Continents, Three Generations

Bronze 

BBC

Profiles/Community Portraits

UK

London

 Brook Lapping Productions

The Map That Made Manhattan

Gold 

BBC Radio 4

History

UK

London

The Wood Pushers

Finalist  

BBC Radio 4

Profiles/Community Portraits

UK

London

 Campbell Davison Media

The Danny Baker Show

 

Bronze 

BBC Radio 5 Live

Best Radio Personality: Network/Syndicated

UK

London

Silver 

BBC Radio 5 Live

Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program

UK

London

Fresh Air Production & BBC Radio Cross Trails

Eastenders - Who Killed Lucy?

Silver 

BBC One

Entertainment Program Promotion

UK

Swindon

Kirrin  Productions

Damn The Torpedoes Xmas Special

Bronze 

BFBS

Best Comedy Special

UK

Chalfont-St-Peter

Loftus Media

 

Where Are You Going?

Gold 

BBC World Service

Human Relations

UK

London

Zola in Norwood

Finalist  

BBC Radio 3

Culture & The Arts

UK

London

Made in Manchester

The Benjamin Broadcasts

Finalist   

BBC Radio 4

History

UK

Manchester

Overtone Productions Ltd

Archive On 4: Malcolm X In Oxford

Bronze 

BBC Radio 4

History

UK

Oxford

Pozzitive Television Ltd

Cabin Pressure

Gold 

BBC Radio 4

Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy  

UK

London

My First Planet

Finalist  

BBC Radio 4

Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy  

UK

London

The Brig Society

Silver 

BBC Radio 4

Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy  

UK

London

Quidem Productions Ltd

Big Band, Big Man –

The Billy Cotton Story

Silver 

BBC Radio 2

Profiles/Community Portraits

UK

London

Ruth Evans Productions Ltd

Love Your Wife Day

Finalist  

BBC World Service

Human Relations

UK

Oxford

Spiteful Puppet Entertainment

 

HOOD: The Scribe Of Sherwood

 

Bronze 

Spiteful Puppet

Best Audio Book - Fiction

UK

Berkshire

Bronze 

Spiteful Puppet

Best Drama Special

UK

Berkshire

TBI Media with Snappin' Turtle Productions

 

D-Day: 70 Years On

 

Gold 

BBC Radio 2

Best Drama Special

UK

London

Gold 

BBC Radio 2

Best Innovation

UK

London

Gold 

BBC Radio 2

Best Live Sound

UK

London

Gold 

BBC Radio 2

Best Music Special

UK

London

Gold 

BBC Radio 2

Best Special Event

UK

London

Gold 

BBC Radio 2

Best Writing

UK

London

Gold 

BBC Radio 2

History

UK

London

Grand Award

BBC Radio 2

Best Special Event

UK

London

TBI Media

 

 

Delivering The King?s Speech

Silver 

BBC World Service  

History

UK

London

Elvis: That's All Right 60 Years On

Finalist  

BBC Radio 2

Best Music Special

UK

London

Keep The Home Fires Burning

Silver 

BBC Radio 2

History

UK

London

Ten Alps Radio

Scotty Moore and the Guitar

that Changed the World

Bronze 

BBC Radio 2

Best Music Special

UK

London

Trevor Dann's Company

Surfin Cymru

Finalist  

BBC Radio Wales

Profiles/Community Portraits

UK

Cambridge

White Pebble Media

The Langley School Music Project

Silver 

BBC Radio 4

Best Music Special

UK

London

Wise Buddah

Meet the Wainwrights

Silver 

A Wise Buddah Production for BBC Radio 4

Best Music Special

UK

London

Wise Buddah Jingles and Music Imaging LTD

Magic Jingle Package 2015

Bronze 

Wise Buddah Jingles and Music Imaging LTD

Station ID

UK

London

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