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 short listers did a brilliant job, and the winners will be announced tomorrow evening. (The list is too long, so go here to see the full set.)
The first prize of the evening will go, as always, for the Radio Times Readers Award – the only one voted for by the public.
It has also been announced this week that this year’s Trustees Award will go to the BBC’s wonderful Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet – an award that will be presented to her by James Harding, head of News at the BBC.
Exciting, or what?
Anyway, before then I will be doing Pause for Thought on the Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2 and then rushing off to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament and the Queen’s Speech (and other meetings). More anon, if I get time to think and write.