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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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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 […]
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VOTE IN THE 2022 SANDFORD ST MARTIN/RADIO TIMES READERS AWARD
Every year we partner with the Radio Times magazine to find out what audiences believe is the very best radio or TV programme exploring religious or ethical themes. Our Chair, Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley says:
“The Radio Times Readers’ Award is a highlight of our annual competition. Partly because it features a great mix of programmes, some of which have challenged us or made us think, others which have touched us emotionally and others still that have made us laugh – but mostly it’s because the winner is chosen by the audience and so is a real snapshot of what we want more of. I know which one I’m voting for this year and I hope you’ll join the conversation by voting too.”