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Miriam Margolyes wins the top prize at the BBC Audio Drama Awards

Miriam Margolyes received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

The 80-year-old actress accepted her trophy remotely from Australia, while the ceremony at the BBC Radio Theater in London marked the first live audience since the pandemic began.

Margolyes, whose BBC radio career began in 1965, has appeared on many acclaimed shows, including The Betty Witherspoon Show for Radio 2, and her recent appearances on Radio 4’s comedy Charlotte And Lilian.

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Actor Adrian Scarborough was on the jury (Matt Crossick/PA)

On winning the Lifetime Achievement Award, she said, “I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to receive this award.

“I’ve done my best work on radio, I’ll love it ’till I die.”

The jury consisted of Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh and Adrian Scarborough, who famously starred in Gavin and Stacey.

Other winners at the ceremony, hosted by comedian Andy Zaltzman, included Juliet Aubrey, who received the Best Actress award for her role in Radio 4’s Dead Weather.

Comedian Bridget Christie was honored for her screenplay Mortal, while Ayeesha Menon’s adaptation of The Jungle Book also won an award at Friday night’s ceremony.

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Previous winners at the awards ceremony include Susan Wokoma (Ian West/PA)

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Previous winners of audio drama awards include Susan Wokoma, who starred in Enola Holmes and Taskmaster’s Phil Wang.

Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, said: “Today’s awards recognize how all the talented people – both in front of and behind the microphones and mixers – have made audio the booming medium it is today.

“Thank you for your dedication to this wonderful genre and for delighting the millions of listeners who tune in week after week.”

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