Here’s your chance to listen again to four documentaries made by presenters and producers from Forces Radio BFBS which are finalists in the 2017 New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs Awards.
Cassidy Little – Coming Home, is the moving and candid story of the former Royal Marine medic blown up in Afghanistan. Produced by William Warren, it has been nominated in both the Best Interview and Heroes categories.
The Vulcan Documentary is the world’s first bom-com (bomber comedy) and tells the story of the legendary bomber like no other programme before. Produced by Richard Hatch and Hal Stewart, it’s nominated in the History category.
The Sitrep Iraq Inquiry, presented by Kate Gerbeau and Christopher Lee and edited by Josella Waldron and produced by Mary Wilton, investigates why Tony Blair’s government decided to go to war in Iraq. This hard-hitting 30-minute analysis programme is a finalist for the Best Talk/Interview Special category.
Damn the Torpedoes is an audience-inspired, military-themed comedy sketch show that began crawling out of the water onto land early in 2014. Who Dares Grins – The Best of Damn The Torpedoes is a compilation from the past five episodes of the hit comedy, produced by Alison Pritchard and Richard Hatch, and is nominated in the Best Comedy Special category.
Nicky Ness, Director of Forces Broadcasting and Entertainment, said: “We pride ourselves in our creativity and in being able to spend care and time crafting programmes that tell the extraordinary stories of our unique audiences, whether serious or comedic.
“We had a particularly strong slate of entries for 2017 and I am so proud that our nominations will also champion the UK Armed Forces on a world stage as a result.
“I’m delighted for the team at BFBS to be recognised once again by the New York Radio Festival juries”.
The winners will be announced on Monday 19th June.