Vote for the Radio Times Readers’ Award in the Sandford St Martin Awards 2021

Help pick the winner of the Radio Times Readers Award for programmes touching on faith, belief and ethics.

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You can pick the winner of the Radio Times Readers’ Award 2021! This annual award is part of the Sandford St Martin Awards for radio, TV and online programmes touching on faith, belief and ethics.

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There is a shortlist of six programmes and you can vote for just one.

Voting closes on Sunday 16th May at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 6th June at 6pm.

The nominees are…

HOSPITAL – BBC Two

Available to watch on BBC iPlayer

A two-part edition of the documentary, from the Royal Free hospital in London. A patient called Nancy gave an impromptu speech about compassion, duty and the importance of a life of service.

Programme Name: Hospital S6 - TX: n/a - Episode: Hospital S6 - Generics (No. Generics) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Sandi Wylie - Clinical Lead, Consultant Anaesthetist; Debashis Ghosh - Clinical Lead, Consultant Breast Surgeon; Winifred Magambo-Gasana - Lead Nurse Vascular Access & OPAT; Breda Athan - Senior Matron Infection & Immunity; Angeline Shoniwa - Theatre Coordinator/ Robotics Lead Nurse - (C) Label1 - Photographer: Ryan McNamara

UNORTHODOX – Netflix

Available to watch on Netflix

Mini-series about a Hasidic Jewish wife who flees her ultra-conservative community in America to find herself in Berlin. Adapted from Deborah Feldman’s 2012 memoir, this is a story of belief and liberation.

UNORTHODOX

IT’S A SIN – Channel 4

Available to watch on All 4

Russell T Davies’s tale of gay life in London in the 1980s also reveals the power of community, compassion and love in the face of fear caused by a little-understood pandemic.

L-R Gregory, Colin, Richie, Jill and Ash

THE WINDERMERE CHILDREN – BBC One

Available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime

Drama based on the real-life testimony of a group of Holocaust orphans who arrived in the Lake District in 1945. Shown to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.

Programme Name: The Windermere Children - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Early release images Sala (Anna Maciejewska), Arek (Tomasz Studzinski), Juliusz (Lukasz Zieba), Ike (Kuba Sprenger), Sam (Marek Wrobelewski), Salek (Jakub Jankiewicz), Ben (Pascal Fischer), Chaim (Kacper Swietek) - (C) Wall to Wall/ZDF - Photographer: Helen Sloan

ONCE UPON A TIME IN IRAQ – BBC Two

Available to watch on BBC iPlayer

Religion — and the abuses carried out in its name — were never far from the surface in this look at the price paid by those caught up in the Iraq war.

Programme Name: Once Upon a Time in Iraq - TX: n/a - Episode: Once Upon a Time in Iraq - ep 5 (No. 5) - Picture Shows: Tahany Saleh - (C) Gus Palmer - Photographer: Gus Palmer
Photographer: Gus Palmer

CAROLS FROM KING’S – BBC Two

Available to watch on BBC iPlayer

Despite a last-minute alarm when some of the choir tested positive for COVID, the annual carol service went ahead, delivering comfort and joy when we needed it most.

Voting closes on Sunday 16th May 11.59pm.

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