Former TARDIS resident David Tennant has just won a BBC Audio Drama Award for his performance as Kafka in Kafka: The Musical.
The drama was aired on BBC Radio 3 last April and sees yet another award for Tennant’s already full display cabinet!
The ceremony is part if a larger plan by the BBC to raise the cultural importance of audio dramas on air and online, anyone who has heard the plays of Big Finish or the Doctor Who offerings from AudioGo can certainly agree that this genre is often overlooked but is certainly an important outlet for original stories.
Radio has long been embedded in British culture as a medium for soaps and stories but the last five years have seen a raised focus in the output from the genre, with many series finding it a more pleasing and successful way to deliver a drama, comedy or adventure.
Tennant himself had long been involved in audio adventures, first appearing in the world of Doctor Who via Big Finish and then going on to record some excellent Tenth Doctor readings for the BBC.
Congratulations to Mr Tennant for his award and may it be just the latest in a long line that he is yet to receive. You never know, he may have a few more Tenth Doctor appearances up his sleeve yet…