2015 Judges

Composed of some of some of the leading names in their respective fields, the Sandford St Martin judges and shortlisters are charged with identifying the best, most thought-provoking, creative and engaging religious content in a given year.

With a record number of entries, 2015 meant the process was more challenging even than ever before and the Trust is very grateful to all of them for lending us their time, their enthusiasm and their expertise.

TV Judges

Mark Browning (Chair) – Managing Director, ITN Productions

Vicky Beeching (Co-Chair) – Broadcaster, Musician, Theologian and Writer

Flora Gregory – Founding commissioning editor of the documentary strand Witness at Al Jazeera English, who formerly ran Channel 4’s reporter-led foreign affairs series, Unreported World.

Mona Siddiqui – Broadcaster, Writer and Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Radio Judges

Sian Williams (Chair) – Journalist and BBC current affairs presenter.

Jane Anderson – Radio editor at the Radio Times.

Jill Burridge – Former editor of Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4.

Abdul-Rehman Malik – Broadcaster, journalist and Director of the Insight Film Festival.

Children’s Broadcasting Judges

Hilary Robinson (Chair) – Children’s author, broadcaster and radio producer.

Tim Herbert – Editor, National Geographic Kids Magazine

Beth Hewitt – Director of the Salford International Media Festival, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the MA Children’s Digital Media Production at the University of Salford

Jayne Kirkham – Children’s TV writer and script consultant who administrates the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children’s Media and Arts.

2015 Shortlisters included:

Fareena Alam, Catherine Carr, Caroline Chartres, Oliver File, John Forrest, Natasha Maw, Sarah Parfitt, Angela Robson and Sharmini Selvarajah.