'Best Newcomer' Prize for FitzGerald at Radio Awards

A producer with a Scots production company is among the prize-winners at an awards ceremony celebrating the best of radio production.

Last night, Cathy FitzGerald was named Best Newcomer at the Radio Production Awards. It follows her work for Rockethouse Productions, which is based in North Berwick, East Lothian.

FitzGerald, who is based in Essex, was nominated thanks to her work on programmes such as The Magic Carpet Flight Manual, charting the history of 'flying carpets'.

As reported yesterday on allmediascotland, among the nominees was Gus Beattie, of The Comedy Unit, who was up for Best Entertainment Producer.

The winners were as follows:

Best Documentary/Feature Maker

Russell Finch – Somethin’ Else

Best Entertainment Producer

Mariele Runacre-Temple – The Wireless Theatre Company

Best Music Entertainment Producer

Claire Neal – Somethin’ Else

Best Live Music (Concert)

Peggy Sutton – Somethin’ Else

Best Live Music (Studio)

Dean Woodcock – Absolute Radio

Best Online/Multi-Platform Creator

Mariele Runacre-Temple – The Wireless Theatre Company

Best Drama Producer

Polly Thomas – Somethin’ Else

Best Newcomer

Cathy Fitzgerald – Rockethouse Productions Ltd / BBC World Service

Best Creative

talkSPORT Creative (Imaging) – talkSPORT

Best Readings Producer

Jill Waters – The Waters Company

Best Sound Designer

Peregrine Andrews – Moving Air Audio Productions

Indie of the Year

Gold – Folded Wing

Silver – Somethin' Else

Bronze – Ten Alps