2017 Awards Shortlists

The Sandford St Martin Trust is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2017 Awards.

Yet again this year the Trust received a record-breaking number of entries, many of which packed a real wallop.  To quote Roger Bolton, one our trustees who also acted as one of our many dedicated and diligent shortlisters, “I am exhausted, wrung out, ashamed and proud, depressed and elated.  A bit of a mess really…  There are some brilliant programme-makers in these islands.  We need have no fear for the quality of programmes about religion and ethics in the future if the commissioners have the sense and strategy to give those producers their heads.”

Congratulations to everyone who entered but, especially, to the shortlisted programmes below.  For more information about the programmes listed, please click on the titles.

Winners will be announced at the 2017 Sandford St Martin Awards ceremony at Lambeth Palace on 7 June.

Television Shortlist

A WORLD WITHOUT DOWN’S SYNDROME?

Dragonfly Film and Television for BBC 2

HOW TO DIE: SIMON’S CHOICE

Minnow Films for BBC 2

MUSLIMS LIKE US

Love Productions/BBC for BBC 2

CHILDREN ON THE FRONTLINE: THE ESCAPE

ITN Productions for CH4

LIFE AND DEATH THE PENTECOSTAL WAY

BBC Studios (Religion & Ethics) for BBC 2

THE SELFLESS SIKH: FAITH ON THE FRONTLINE

BBC Studios (Religion & Ethics) for BBC 2

Radio Shortlist

THE DEOBANDIS (Part 2)

BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC Radio 4

FINDING THE LIGHT

BBC English Regions (Religious Affairs) for BBC World Service

FOR BETTER OR WORSE

BBC Scotland Features for BBC Radio 4

FAITH OR FAMILY

BBC Current Affairs for BBC Radio 4

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED: ABERFAN 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

BBC Wales, Religious Programmes Team for BBC Radio Wales

CANADA’S ATHEIST MINISTER

BBC Radio Production North for BBC World Service

Children’s Shortlist

RUTH’S STORY

Fettle Animation for Newsround, CBBC

REFUGEE

CTVC Ltd for TrueTube.co.uk

BLUE PETER: THE WALK THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

CBBC Productions for CBBC

SOME FATHER’S SON

duckrabbit for Youtube/Facebook/Extreme Dialogue website

PAYBACK

duckrabbit for Youtube/Facebook/Extreme Dialogue website

SHIA//SUNNI

CTVC Ltd for TrueTube.co.uk

Interview of the Year Shortlist

THE BRIEFING ROOM (JESSIE MORTON, THE JIHADI WHO CHANGED HIS MIND)

BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC Radio 4

THE DOCTOR OF LAMPEDUSA

BBC News for BBC RADIO 4: PM programme

MARILYNNE ROBINSON ON FEAR

BBC Radio Production North for BBC World Service

OUT OF THE SILENCE

BBC Radio Production North for BBC World Service

BEYOND BELIEF: MARIAN PARTINGTON ON FORGIVENESS

BBC Religion & Ethics Radio for BBC Radio 4

AN EXTREMIST IN THE FAMILY

Dominic Casciani, Home Affairs Correspondent for BBC News