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About Nick Baines
Nick is the Bishop of Bradford, an experienced broadcaster, writer and blogger Nick will be well known to many from his regular contribution to ‘Pause for Thought’ on Chris Evan’s Radio 2 show.
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Entries by Nick Baines
This evening I will be chairing the 2015 Sandford St Martin Awards ceremony at Lambeth Palace. These annual awards are prestigious and pull in some amazing examples of excellent programming. The re-shaped Trust has this year attracted an enormous number of entries in three categories: television, radio and – for the first time – children. Our […]
It was announced last week that the BBC is to shake up its commissioning briefs (so to speak). According to reports, four of the BBC’s most senior commissioners will have their roles closed as part of a major overhaul of the factual division. The restructuring, which is being overseen by factual commissioning controller Emma Swain, […]
It was reported recently that the BBC is to move current Defence Correspondent Caroline Wyatt to Religion, replacing Robert Pigott who has held the post for a decade. Given Wyatt’s heavyweight role in Defence since 2007, this is seen as a beefing up of the religion brief. Some of us have argued for years that […]
It is hardly surprising, but I am a fan of religious broadcasting. Not any religious broadcasting, or bad religious broadcasting, but good and excellent religious broadcasting. And there is plenty of it about. However, much that would qualify as such does not hit the radar of most commissioning editors or producers. One of the most […]
Recent blog posts
- The Value of Channel 4 August 20, 2021
- What it’s like to study Journalism when the world is on fire April 12, 2021
- Beyond the God Slot April 3, 2021
2021 BROADCASTERS DIRECTORY
Held in the early summer in Lambeth Palace, the Trust’s annual award ceremony has always been an opportunity for content-makers, commissioners and journalists and others interested in religious and ethical broadcasting to meet, mingle and share experience. For a second year, COVID restrictions have meant that our awards ceremony has taken place online. We’re missing all of you and so, in an attempt, to allow you to ‘meet’ and find out more about the wide range of talented content-makers who entered this year’s awards, we have developed our 2021 Broadcaster’s Directory : a comprehensive record of all the content-makers and their broadcast projects who entered this year’s competition. It’s not the same as meeting IRL but we hope it will inspire and energise you, nonetheless. Click here to meet the makers.