Author Archive for: Roger Bolton
About Roger Bolton
Roger currently presents the ‘Feedback’ programme for BBC Radio 4, and also presented ‘Sunday’, BBC Radio 4’s religious current affairs programme and Channel 4′s ‘Right To Reply’ programme for many years.
Entries by Roger Bolton
It’s been a tumultuous year for the BBC. What with BBC Charter renewal and the government’s proposed “major overhaul” of how the nation’s broadcaster is run and regulated, rumours about the future of in-house production, digital platforms and fears over the practicality of the BBC licence fee – the BBC’s is being forced to articulate it’s […]
Never in the history of broadcasting have so many broadcasters, regulators and politicians alike wanted to consult us, the public. It’s a reflection of what’s at stake. Within five years, the BBC could be considerably smaller than it is now and the licence fee replaced by a levy; ITV may be under the control of some giant US media conglomerate, and Channel 4 could be privatised. So there’s everything to play for and those who […]
Atheism is in crisis, not least because it fails to satisfy human needs. This may seem a questionable statement given the success of the atheist author Richard Dawkins, but it’s beginning to occur to many of his readers that the God of the Old Testament which he so vigorously debunks, is not believed in by most […]
Thirty or even twenty years ago it required a sort of blind faith to believe that serious radio had a future. The majority of consultants beavering away for the BBC, and those who wished to dismantle the Corporation, agreed that the future was a blizzard of television channels. Speech radio would be increasingly irrelevant, the preserve of […]
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.