Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2019: radio nominations announced

The shortlist for the three categories have been announced.

Cerys Matthews
Credit: BBC

The shortlist for this year’s Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards, sponsored by Virgin Media, radio nominations have been revealed.

Among those nominated across the three categories – BPG Radio Programme of the Year, BPG Radio Broadcaster of the Year and BPG Podcast of the Year award – include Danny Baker, Lauren Laverne, Cerys Matthews and Paddy O’Connell.

The 45th annual BPG awards, sponsored by Virgin Media, will be presented next month at a lunch held at Banking Hall in the City.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The TV nominations were announced last week. Find out all the details.

BPG Radio Programme of the Year

  • Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 Music
  • River (Joni Mitchell episode), Soul Music, BBC Radio 4
  • Tara and George, presented by Audrey Gillan, BBC Radio 4

BPG Radio Broadcaster of the Year

  • Danny Baker, The Danny Baker Show, BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music; Late Night Woman’s Hour and Desert Island Discs, BBC Radio 4
  • Paddy O’Connell, Broadcasting House, BBC Radio 4

BPG Podcast of the Year

  • Griefcast with Cariad Lloyd
  • Hip Hop Saved My Life with Romesh Ranganathan
  • You, Me and the Big C

The BPG Awards – given only for work commissioned or produced in the UK and broadcast in 2018 – are highly prized by programme-makers because they are selected independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

You May Also Like


The classic film could be yours.


The haunted house film ticks off clichés but not much else.


The Latin Boys are back with six new stories to tell.


Copyright © 2020 Entertainment Focus

Entertainment Focus is a trading name of Piñata Media Limited (Reg no: 08435639)

Entertainment Focus uses affiliate links. By buying through the links we may receive a commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price for you