Mary Peate

Mary was a BBC Audio Drama Producer for 21years during which time she directed and produced numerous original dramas and dramatisations by both new and established writers. 

Before joining the BBC, Mary was International Associate at the Royal Court Theatre London where she began work as an Arts Council trainee director. Before the Royal Court, Mary worked at fringe theatres including the Old Red Lion, the Finborough and the Gate. 

Recent BBC audio dramas include Waterloo Station by Katie Hims; a new adaptation of Tess Of The D’Urbervilles also by Katie Hims as part of Radio 4’s Hardy’s Women series; County Lines by Amelia Bullmore (Best Audio Drama, Audio Drama Awards); The Likes Of Us, a 90 minute single drama for BBC Radio 3 by Roy Williams and The Unwelcome by Hannah Khalil, based on Khalil’s research into British detention centres. 

As well as new writers, Mary has produced audio dramas by established writers including Mike Bartlett, Lenny Henry, Patrick Marber, Lucy Catherine, Caitlin Moran, Simon Stephens, Roy Williams, debbie tucker green and Joy Wilkinson.

Other awards include an ARIA Gold for ‘lament’ by debbie tucker green; the Innovation Award at the inaugural Audio Drama Awards for Graham White’s dramatisation of B.S. Johnson’s novel-in-a-box The Unfortunates starring Martin Freeman; and a special commendation at the Prix Europa for ‘freefall’, also by debbie tucker green.