The Ash Tree wins Gold!

Our adaptation of M.R. James’ The Ash Tree won Gold for Best Drama Special at last night’s New York Festivals Radio Awards!

We’ll be cracking open the virtual champagne today with our writer Matthew Holness, our cast – Reece Shearsmith, Amanda Abbington, John Sessions and Margaret Cabourn-Smith, our sound designer Simon Robinson and composer Edwin Sykes.

Writer Matthew Holness says: “I’m delighted that ‘The Ash Tree’ has received a Gold award at the 2020 New York Radio Awards. It was a huge privilege to work with such a talented cast and I’m grateful to Bafflegab for the opportunity to adapt the work of M R James for a modern audience.”

Director/producer Simon Barnard adds: “The judges at these awards must have a thing for folk horror – we won Gold in 2018 for Blood on Satan’s Claw, again in 2019 for A View from a Hill, and again for this! Was really proud of this one – huge thanks to Matthew for writing such a brilliant script, to Reece, Amanda, John and Margaret for turning in such brilliant performances, and to Simon and Edwin for their brilliant sound design and music.”