You can help to choose the winner of the Radio Times Readers’ Award 2019, part of the annual Sandford St Martin Awards, which celebrate
the best TV and radio programmes touching on faith, belief and ethics. The vote closes on 19 May 2019. The winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony at Lambeth Palace in London on 13 June. Choose from this list…
Canvey: the Promised Island BBC1
This extraordinary film followed a group of ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews who upped sticks from their traditional home in Stamford Hill, north London, for Canvey Island on the Thames estuary in Essex.
A Vicar’s Life BBC2
A fly-on-the-wall look at the reality of the life of rural clergy in 21st-century Herefordshire: falling congregations, financial crises and cultural change. But these vicars left us full of hope.
The Pilgrimage BBC2
This three-part series asked seven well-known people to swap the trappings of celebrity for a 15-day, 480-mile journey, much of it on foot, to Santiago de Compestela in Spain. But did it bring them closer to God?
My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me BBC1
In 1988, when TV presenter Patrick Kielty was just 16, his father was murdered by paramilitaries. On the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, he set out to meet former men of violence to find out what we can learn about forgiveness.
Heart and Soul: Faith in Freedom BBC World Service
In the first part of a series in which former hostage John McCarthy met three people held against their will, he talked to French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt – held in the jungle by FARC for more than six years — about her spiritual journey.
Chris Evans and the Reverend Ruth Scott Radio 2/Virgin Radio
Ruth Scott, a long-time contributor to Chris Evans’s breakfast show, joined him for a series of frank and poignant conversations as she faced up to her terminal illness. Listeners called her final interview – from her hospital bed – “soul enhancing”.