Congratulations to the RTÉ Drama On One team, who scooped four gold medals at the 2018 New York Festivals International Radio Awards, where RTÉ was also named Radio Broadcaster Of The Year, winning 42 awards in total - see the full list of winners here.

The Drama On One winners at the 2018 New York Festivals International Radio Awards were: 

The Little Penpal by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, narrated by Kathy Rose O'Brien, produced by Kevin Brew (Gold Radio Winner for Best Writing and Best Narration)

Best Narrator winner Kathy Rose O'Brien

From Eden by Stephen Jones, starring Seána Kerslake, directed by Gorretti Slavin (Gold Radio Winner for Best Actress, Silver Radio Winner for Best Drama Special)

100 Everyday Menaces by John Morton, Directed by Kevin Reynolds (Gold Radio Winner for Best Director)

Veiled by Louise Lewis & Gorretti Slavin  (Silver Radio Winner for Best Digital Drama Program)

K.L.O for the Doggy by Robert Barrett, directed by Gorretti Slavin (Bronze Radio Winner for Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program)

 Best Performance by an Actor Finalist Certificate winner Joe Hanley

The Honeysuckle Smasher by Noel T. Simpson, produced by Aidan Mathews, starring Joe Hanley (Finalist Certificate for Best Performance by an Actor)

Breaks by Bez Kinte Theatre Company, produced by Kevin Brew (Finalist Certificate, Best Original Music)

Along with the top accolade, RTÉ also won 41 awards in the radio categories, including 24 medals for programmes on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ lyric fm 

Below, we present the three Gold winning Drama On One productions - enjoy further selections from the Drama On One archive here

From Eden by Stephen Jones

Adapted from Stephen Jones' acclaimed play, Jones and Seána Kerslake play two lost individuals find themselves together in a bathroom on New Year's Eve.

The Little Penpal by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú

Based on a story from the life of Franz Kafka, celebrating a touching story of Kafka’s kindness to a little girl, and starring Kathy Rose O’Brien, Ingrid Craigie, Raymond Keane and Genevieve Hulme Beaman.

100 Everyday Menaces by John Morton

John Morton's play tells the story of Joe, a man suffering from OCD and anxiety, returning to his home town to see his son. A dark incident from a year earlier threatens to overshadow his arrival as he struggles to stay positive, stay healthy and stay in control. Starring Gus Mc Donagh, Peter Daly, Janet Moran, Enda Oates, Eva Bartley and Aisling O'Neill.