Vote in RT’s faith award – and win £1000

Choose your favourite religious programme from the past year and you could win £1000

Don’t miss your chance to choose the winner of the Radio Times Readers Award from our shorlist below in the annual Sandford St Martin Trust awards for religious broadcasting.


Rev (20 December 2011 BBC2) 

The Christmas episode of the comedy series starring Tom Hollander as an inner-city vicar was funny, poignant, human and symbolic, without ever sermonising. 

The Life of Muhammad (27 September 2011 BBC2) 

In this three-part documentary series former BBC correspondent Rageh Omaar explored the life and history of Muhammed with a blend of perspective and insight. 

King James Bible: the Book that Changed the World (12 March 2011 BBC2) 

Melvyn Bragg’s insightful documentary demonstrated how the King James Bible has influenced the English-speaking world over the last 400 years. 

Living with the Amish (24 November 2011 Channel 4) 

There was a mighty clash of cultures — and valuable lessons, too — as six British teenagers join Amish communities in the USA for six weeks of hard work and an austere lifestyle. 

What’s the Point of Forgiveness? (22 April 2011 BBC1) 

Bettany Hughes took as her starting point the dying words of Jesus: “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” and charted the history of forgiveness over the centuries. 

Songs of Praise (18, 25 September, 2 October 2011 BBC1) 

The BBC celebrated the golden anniversary of its premier religious programme with three special programmes broadcast over consecutive Sundays in autumn. 

The Trust has made annual awards to celebrate excellence in religious broadcasting across the spectrum of faith since 1978. Everyone who votes and leaves their details will be entered in a prize draw. One person, drawn at random, will win £1,000 to spend on home entertainment equipment. Normal RT competition rules apply. Closing date Monday 30 April 2012. The name of the winning programme will be published in the issue of RT dated 2 June 2012.


Please send your nominations and contact details to