2018 Sandford St Martin Awards Shortlists

Congratulations to those programmes shortlisted for a 2018 Sandford St Martin Award.

Such is the quality of the entries the Trust receives that winnowing the list of excellent entries down to a scant shortlist of only six programmes in each category gets more and more difficult every year.   This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Awards and, looking back at our archive, what becomes clear is that the creativity, resourcefulness, ingenuity and gift for storytelling demonstrated by those of you making programmes about religion, belief, ethics and what our 2016 judge Frank Cottrell Boyce called “the big questions” continue to grow.

Our congratulations to all our entrants this year but especially to those programmes shortlisted and listed below.  You can find out more about each of them by clicking on their name.

Winners will be announced at the 2018 Sandford St Martin Awards ceremony at Lambeth Palace on 7 June.

Television Shortlists

LA Productions Ltd for BBC One

KEO Films for BBC Two

The Garden Productions for Channel 4

Films of Record for BBC One

Blakeway Productions for Channel 4

Freshwater Films for Sky 1 HD

Radio Shortlists

5 Live Daily Production Team for BBC 5 Live

BBC Radio 4

Radio Documentaries Unit for BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio Religion and Ethics for BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio Production North for BBC World Service

BBC Radio Current Affairs for BBC Radio 4

Children’s Shortlists

TrueTube/CTVC Ltd. for TrueTube.co.uk

CBBC Production for CBBC

TrueTube/CTVC Ltd. for TrueTube.co.uk

CTVC Ltd. for CBBC

Drummer TV for CBBC

TrueTube/CTVC Ltd. for TrueTube.co.uk

Interview Shortlists

BBC Radio York

BBC Radio Production North for BBC World Service

BBC News and BBC Asian Network

CTVC for thingsunseen.co.uk

Martin Bashir, BBC News Religious Affairs Editor for the Sunday programme, BBC Radio 4

Radio Specials, BBC News for BBC Radio 4