London's Olivier Awards to Be Broadcast Via TV Highlights Program; BBC Radio Special to Follow

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27 Jan 2014

London's Olivier Awards with MasterCard, to be held April 13 at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the third year running, will be broadcast by ITV in a ceremony highlights program shortly after the ceremony concludes.

BBC Radio 2 is also to broadcast a new special two-hour highlights program April 18, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, that will include speeches, performances, backstage interviews and studio guests.

ITV will enhance their Olivier Awards partnership with the ITV stage in Covent Garden piazza, free to the public where there will be a relay of the awards ceremony show on big screens, as well as live performances from West End shows, along with special guests.  The hosts and performances to be featured will be announced at a later date. 

The BBC's involvement will see the return of the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for most popular show, which will be decided entirely on the votes of members of the public. Voting was launched on the Elaine Paige show Jan. 26, and will close March 4. To vote, visit

Executive Producer for the Society of London Theatre will be Julian Bird, and Lee Connolly and Fiona Clark for ITV Studios.