At the BBC Audio Drama Awards held on Sunday 29 January 2017, Emile Zola: Blood, Sex & Money won the award for Best Adaptation. I was lead writer on the first and third seasons, was one of the key originators of the project at wrote 7 of the 27 episodes.
The judges for this award were Front Row presenter Kirsty Lang, theatre producer Emma Stenning, and the playwright and screenwriter Nick Warburton. The judges said:
The judges for Best Audio Drama adaptation had a hard job this year. We were divided over our top three but all agreed that the winning adaptation was a gripping psychological thriller set in a pulsating, menacing soundscape that made us want to keep listening. Emile Zola: Blood, Sex & Money is an ambitious, innovative adaptation that captures the world of the Rougon-Macquart novels that incisively dissect the world of 19th century France.
The ceremony was hosted by Lenny Henry and this award was presented by Tom Goodman-Hill (who also appeared in my 2010 play for Radio 3 And So Say All Of Us).