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.
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.