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Big Finish is proud to announce that Doctor Who: Stranded 1 has won the Best Audio Drama award at the Audie Awards 2021.
The Audie Awards® is the premier awards program in the United States, recognising distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment, with a prestigious annual awards ceremony which took place last night.
Big Finish Creative Director, Nicholas Briggs said: “It’s particularly gratifying that Stranded 1 has received this award, as it represents some of the most ground-breaking work produced in our Doctor Who range. It puts the Doctor in an entirely new context with a group of new and exciting characters. Producer David Richardson, script editor Matt Fitton and director Ken Bentley have done wonders with this strand of stories, with really strong sound design from Benji Clifford and great music from Jamie Robertson.”
Doctor Who: Stranded 1 opens with the Eighth Doctor, Liv Chenka and Helen Sinclair seeking refuge in Baker Street after the TARDIS has gone. Stranded in one time and place, the Doctor and his friends face their greatest challenge yet: living one day after another, in 2020 London.
Big Finish Executive Producer, Jason Haigh-Ellery said: Stranded marks a new beginning for the Doctor – as he becomes fixed in one point in time on Earth and has to deal with the monotony of Day to Day living – just at a time when the whole world found themselves stranded at home as well! It’s amazing that this fantastic story has been recognised by the Audio Publishers Association as Best Drama at the Audie Awards and I couldn’t be more pleased for the fantastic cast and crew that brought the story to life.
David Richardson, producer of Stranded, said of the win: “I’m so absolutely thrilled to see Stranded recognised with this very prestigious award. It’s a project close to my heart – those actors! Those scripts! All magically woven together by director Ken Bentley, sound designer Benji Clifford and musician Jamie Robertson. It felt very special to me throughout the whole production process, and it feels even more special now. What an honour!”
Details of all the finalists and winners at this year’s Audie Awards can be found HERE!