Awards Archive

After more than three decades in the business, the Sandford St Martin Trust holds a unique record of the what is considered the best broadcasting about religion, ethics and morality across all broadcast media.

2016

TV Award Winner

My Son the Jihadi

True Vision Productions for Channel 4

Radio Award Winner

Objections at the Wedding (Heart and Soul)

Whistledown Productions for the BBC World Service

Children’s Award Winner

The Boy on the Bicycle (My Life)

Drummer Television for CBBC

Interview of the Year Winner

A Mother’s Good Friday: Diane Foley

CTVC for www.thingsunseen.co.uk

Radio Times Readers’ Award Winner

Call the Midwife

Neal Street Productions for BBC One

Trustees’ Award

Joan Bakewell

Author, journalist and broadcaster

TV Runner Up

Baz the Lost Muslim

Brown Bread Films for RTÉ2

Radio Runner Up

Not Now

BBC Radio Scotland for Radio 4

Children’s Runner Up

Mr Alzheimer’s and Me

Tigerlily Productions for CBBC

Interview of the Year Runner Up

Traveller’s Tales: Hannah Scott-Joynt talks to Stu Hallam

TBI Media for Premier Radio


Meet our 2016 Judges.

See all the programmes shortlisted for an award in 2016.

2015

TV Award Winner

One Million Dubliners

Radio Award Winner

No Destination

Children’s Broadcasting Award Winner

Childen of the Holocaust

Radio Times Readers Award Winner

Grantchester

Trustee’s Award

Lyse Doucet

TV Runner Up

Marvellous

Radio Runner Up

For the Love of God

Children’s Broadcasting Runner Up

Children of Kabul: An Uncertain Future (Newsround special)

For a full list of 2015’s judges go here.

The full list of programmes shortlisted for an award in 2015 is here.

2014

Television and Radio Times double award winner

The Story of the Jews
Oxford Film and Television for BBC2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0392pzx

Runners up

A Very British Ramadan
Watershed Productions for Channel 4

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4ramadan/episode-guide

Hillsborough – Never Forgotten
BBC Religion and Ethics for BBC2

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rrlqd

Radio

I Have a Dream
BBC Scotland Features for BBC Radio 4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0395qvq

Runner up

Married For a Minute
BBC Asian Network

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018rv2l

Local, community and online winner

Sounds Jewish: The Jewish Revival in Poland
JW3: Jewish Community Center for London

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/audio/2013/jun/05/sounds-jewish-podcast-poland

Personal Award

Melvyn Bragg

Trustees’ Award

Sir John Tavener

2013

TELEVISION

PREMIER AWARD

David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Paul

Presenter: David Suchet
CTVC/Jerusalem Productions for BBC One

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pq9h5/episodes/guide

RUNNER-UP

Goodbye to Canterbury

Presenter: Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury
BBC Factual Arts for BBC Two

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pm9z6

MERIT

Islam: The Untold Story

Maya Vision International for Channel 4

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/islam-the-untold-story

RADIO TIMES READERS’ AWARD

David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Paul

CTVC/Jerusalem Productions for BBC One

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pq9h5/episodes/guide

RADIO

PREMIER AWARD

Hearing Ragas
BBC Radio 4
Producer Rosie Boulton

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mf7nd

RUNNER-UP

Blasphemy & the Governor of the Punjab
BBC Radio 4
Producer: Owen Bennett-Jones

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00zhrdx

MERIT

The Pulse Passion
Whistling Frog Productions
HCJB Global for The Pulse

https://www.facebook.com/whistlingfrogproductions/posts/405069382855317

TRUSTEES’ SPECIAL AWARD

Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012

BBC One
Danny Boyle / Frank Cottrell Boyce

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l4ldk

SANDFORD ST MARTIN PERSONAL AWARD

Jonathan, Lord Sacks

Former Chief Rabbi

http://www.rabbisacks.org/

 


2013 Judges (Television)

Brian Sewell (Chair)
Award-winning art critic of the London Evening Standard, winner of the 2003 Orwell Prize for journalism, respected broadcaster, and previous winner of a Sandford St Martin Trust Premier Award for The Naked Pilgrim.

Phil Critchlow
Founding director at TBI Media which produced Faith and 9/11, winner of a Sandford St Martin Trust award in 2012. Chair of The Independents Group representing independent Audio Producers in the UK.

Dave Friswell
Former missionary in Malawi, and long-time employee of Anglican Mission Agencies, now leading the World Church Relationships team of the Methodist Church.

Leah Gordon
Artist and curator, holding a Senior Lectureship in Photography and Video Art at the University of Bedfordshire.

2013 Judges (Radio)

The Rev Cindy Kent (Chair)
Church of England priest who broadcasts for Premier Christian Radio. Previously lead singer with the The Settlers pop-folk group, and radio broadcaster for the BBC, LBC, Capital Radio and local radio stations.

Peter Stanford
Former editor of the Catholic Herald, and an author – most recently of ‘How to Read a Graveyard’. He writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph.

Joanna Moriarty
Publishing director at SPCK, the oldest Anglican mission agency, dedicated to helping people worldwide to understand Christianity, especially through education and literature.

Vishvapani Blomfield
Writer, editor, and teacher of Buddhism, mindfulness and meditation. He is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and a Thought for the Day contributor.

2012

TELEVISION

PREMIER AWARD

Life of Muhammad
Crescent Films / Rageh Omaar for BBC Two
Presenter: Rageh Omaar

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012mkg5

RUNNER-UP

The King James Bible: The Book that Changed the World
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC Two
Presenter: Melvyn Bragg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zmc6f

MERIT

Ian Hislop: When Bankers Were Good
Wingspan Productions for BBC Two
Presenter: Ian Hislop

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017nf4k

MERIT

Wonderland: A Hasidic Guide to Love, Marriage and Finding a Bride
BBC Factual for BBC Two

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011crqs

RADIO TIMES READERS’ AWARD

Songs of Praise 50th Anniversary
BBC One / BBC Religion & Ethics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015tw8c

 

RADIO

PREMIER AWARD

Resurrection Stories
BBC Radio Scotland

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010fk44

RUNNER-UP

Faith and 9/11
BBC Radio 2 TBI Media

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0147v1y

MERIT

Something Understood: Abraham
BBC Radio 4
Unique Productions

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00f5w10

MERIT

Good Friday Reflection
Central FM

2011

PREMIER

The Nativity
Red Planet Pictures / BBC Wales for BBC One

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x15ny

RUNNER-UP

Our World: God’s Beggar Children
BBC News Channel / BBC World News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tyklv

MERIT

Benedict: Trials of a Pope
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC Two

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ttj16

MERIT

Rev
Big Talk Productions for BBC Two

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0178fhq

RADIO TIMES READERS’AWARD

The Nativity
Red Planet Pictures / BBC Wales for BBC One

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00x15ny

RADIO

PREMIER AWARD

King James Bible: Readings
BBC Radio 4
BBC Religion & Ethics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00xh4s3

RUNNER-UP

The Pope’s British Divisions
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio Current Affairs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tmtxn

MERIT

Good Friday Special
National Prison Radio
Prison Radio Association

http://www.prisonradioassociation.org/national-prison-radio/

MERIT

Jesus Meek and Mild
The Pulse, West Yorkshire

http://www.audiopot.org/

MERIT

All Things Considered: Sarah Joseph
BBC Radio Wales
Producer: Lisa Hawkins

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales/sites/allthingsconsidered/updates/20100801.shtml

2010

TELEVISION

PREMIER AWARD

The Bible: A History, Episode 1: Creation
Pioneer Productions for Channel 4
Presenter: Howard Jacobson

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-bible-a-history

RUNNER-UP

A History of Christianity, Episode 1
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC Four
Presenter: Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nrtr8

MERIT

1984: A Sikh Story
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC One
Presenter: Sonia Deol

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pzc69

MERIT

Did Darwin Kill God?
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC Two
Presenter: Conor Cunningham

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jhfwt

RADIO TIMES READERS’ AWARD

A History of Christianity, Episode 1
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC Four
Presenter: Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00nrtr8

RADIO

PREMIER AWARD

Twin sisters: Two faiths
BBC Radio 4
Ladbroke Productions

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jsw51

RUNNER-UP

The Understanding
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio Drama

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lpcgw

MERIT

All Things Considered: Treasures out of Darkness
BBC Radio Wales

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales/sites/allthingsconsidered/updates/20100606.shtml

MERIT

Dear God
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
Susie Rack

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/coventry/hi/people_and_places/religion_and_ethics/newsid_8390000/8390610.stm

MERIT

Something Understood: Hospitality
BBC Radio 4
Loftus Audio

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jgzjn

2009

TELEVISION

PREMIER AWARD

Miracle on the Estate
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC One

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009kj7d

RUNNER-UP

The Passion, Episode 3
BBC Drama / Deep Indigo / HBO for BBC One

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b009kftc

RUNNER-UP

The Qu’ran
Juniper / Antony Thomas for Channel Four

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-quran

MERIT

Dispatches: Saving Africa’s Witch Children
Red Rebel / Oxford Scientific Films for Channel Four

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v196340339cSNnb35?h1=Saving+Africa%27s+Witch+Children

RADIO TIMES READERS’ AWARD

Around the World in 80 Faiths, Programme 1
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC Two
Presenter: Peter Owen Jones

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ggfcn

RADIO

PREMIER AWARD

Witness, Episode 4: Tested
BBC Radio 4
BBC Religion & Ethics/BBC Drama

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008hpc9

RUNNER-UP

Christmas Awakening
BBC Scotland
Producer: Mo McCullough

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00g66mx

MERIT

Let us Pod: Bereavement
Clifton Diocese Website and BCfm Community Radio for Bristol
Producer: Mary Colwell

http://archive.cliftondiocese.com/2627

MERIT

Heart and Soul: Fatwas
BBC World Service
Producer: Katy Hickman

2008

TELEVISION

PREMIER AWARD

The Boys from Baghdad High
Renegade Pictures/ StoryLab TV for BBC Two

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_world/7170477.stm

RUNNER-UP

Once Upon A Time in Iran
Maya Vision International for Channel 4

http://mayavisionint.com/project/once-upon-a-time-in-iran/

MERIT

The Retreat, Programme 3
Tiger Aspect for BBC Two
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVo0BlAnT44

MERIT

Songs of Praise, Orkney
Tern Television for BBC One
Presenter: Sally Magnusson

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008pt31

RADIO TIMES READERS’ AWARD

Extreme Pilgrim, Programme 3
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC Two
Presenter: Peter Owen Jones

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008pxlz

2007

PREMIER AWARD

Greater Love Hath No Man
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC One

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007r6yd

RUNNER-UP

Arts & Soul, Programme 3: Beyond Belief
BBC Scotland TV Factual for BBC Two Scotland
Presenter: Richard Holloway

MERIT

The Convent, Programme 3
Tiger Aspect for BBC Two

http://www.tvrage.com/the-convent

MERIT

Every Parent’s Nightmare
BBC Religion & Ethics for BBC One
Presenter: The Rev’d Julie Nicholson

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2007/05_may/22/nightmare.shtml

RADIO TIMES READERS’ AWARD

The Convent
Tiger Aspect for BBC Two

http://www.tvrage.com/the-convent

2006

PREMIER AWARD

7/7: A Test of Faith, with Rageh Omaar
Granada Factual North for ITV1
Presenter: Rageh Omaar

http://explore.bfi.org.uk/4ce2b8babb6ea

RUNNER-UP

Priest Idol
Diverse (Bristol) / Jerusalem Productions for Channel 4

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1471896/TV-hunt-for-parish-priest.html
http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2005/nov/06/features.review87

MERIT

Tsunami: Where Was God?
3BM Television for Channel 4

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/tsunami-where-was-god

MERIT

The Monastery
Tiger Aspect / Jerusalem Productions for BBC Two

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00cklrq

RADIO TIMES READERS’ AWARD

Tsunami: Where Was God?
3BM Television for Channel 4

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/tsunami-where-was-god