What an honour it was to be shortlisted and then to go on to win the Sandford St Martin Trust Radio Award 2015 for our Satish Kumar Radio 4 programme ‘No Destination’.
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It was a fantastic evening at Lambeth Palace and we were privileged to be amongst such a talented group of programme makers from TV, radio and animation genres. Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds and Sandford St Martin Trust Chair was a great host. Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent gave the speech of the night after winning the special Sandford St Martin Trustees Award.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said: “The 2015 shortlist not only shows the extraordinary range of religious and ethical programming on television and radio, but also puts paid to the idea that the spiritual dimension to life can be locked away behind a door marked ‘private’.
“We owe everyone shortlisted a debt of gratitude for broadening our horizons and deepening our understanding of each other.”
You can see the full list of shortlisted programmes at:
Thanks to all the Sandford St Martin Trust team as well as the media professionals who selected the programmes and chaired the panels.