Sony Award winner and Prix Italia nominee Richard Shannon, Claire Broughton of Hat Trick Productions and Dorthe Riis Lauridsen of the Danish National Broadcast Company have joined the jury panel for ‘The New Audio Artist Award‘.










Richard Shannon is a renowned radio producer and director who trained at the Bristol Old Vic and helped to pioneer independent radio drama in the UK as Co-Director of Independent Radio Drama Productions Ltd.


He has produced acclaimed work for NPR, LBC and the BBC collaborating with a variety of influential writers including Martin McDonagh and Simon Beaufoy on original radio dramas, as well as writing and adapting himself. His play ‘The Lady of Burma’, a biographical piece about Aung San Suu Kyi was performed at the Old Vic before embarking on a national tour.


Attracting great critical acclaim, Richard has garnered a number of accolades. In 1995 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and his radio work has won him two Sony Radio Acadamy Awards (inc. Most creative use of Radio – 1989), Best directing, Best Drama Series – Gold Medal (International Radio Festival New York), and a Prix Italia commendation for his production of ‘Vissi D’arte’ by Paul Sirett.


You can find out more about Richard Shannon and his projects here







Claire Broughton has been a Development Producer at Hat Trick since 2010.


While at Hat Trick she has worked across a range of projects including Episodes (BBC), SPY (SKY) and The Armstrong and Miller Show (BBC), also running the live try out nights for the latter prior to the boys country wide tour. She has also produced 3 series of late night comedy show 'Before They Were Famous' for Radio 4. Her most recent credit is as Associate Producer on the sitcom BOOMERS, starring Russ Abbot and Alison Steadman for BBC1.


Before joining Hat Trick, Claire worked with Producers Simon Channing Williams and Gail Egan as Producer's Assistant on a variety of films including ‘The Constant Gardener‘ and ‘Vera Drake‘ and also as Development Executive on Potboiler Production's production slate. Prior to this, she worked at Big Talk Productions as assistant to producer Nira Park, and as part of the production team on ‘Spaced' and ‘Black Books‘ (both for Channel 4).


You can get to know more about Hat Trick Productions and what they are all about here







Dorthe Riis Lauridsen is one of the leading lights of the DR Radio Drama Department.


She has worked for DR Radio Drama as a producer since 2006 where she works in manuscript development, production and radio drama web development. Before her employment at DR, she worked as a project manager, festival director and editor across several major projects.


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