Suttie wins radio gold

Pearl and Dave scoops Sony Award

Isy Suttie has won the top award in radio comedy.

The comic, and Peep Show actress, won the gold Sony Radio Academy Award for comedy her one-off show Pearl And Dave.

The show, based on her 2011 Fringe show of the same name, tells love story involving a socially awkward childhood neighbour (her first pen pal) and a 'well-bred' girl from Surrey.

Judges said of the Radio 4 show: ‘A real gem has been created. Superb writing and a brilliant performance resulted in many laugh-out-loud moments. A genuine storyline leaves the listener riveted; wanting to know what happens next to these fabulous characters.

‘The songs within the programme were a delight and added a real sense of joy. All this coupled with Isy Suttie’s own experiences – interwoven brilliantly into the story.;

The silver award went to My Teenage Diary, presented by Rufus Hound, which judges called ‘a brilliant idea for radio comedy’

And bronze went to Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast – the only independent, non-BBC, show to be nominated, which was hailed for its ‘great observations that will live in the memory for a very long time.’

Before the awards, Herring tweeted: 'In town for the Sony Awards. Can RHLSTP take down the BBC big boys and girls and win comedy gold? No'.

Published: 14 May 2013

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