The Sandford St Martin Awards 2016
Over the past thirty years, the Sandford St Martin Awards have built up a reputation for being the UK’s most prestigious broadcast awards for radio, TV and online content that explores religious, spiritual or ethical themes. In 2016 the Trust launched a new ‘Interview of the Year’ category. Aimed at recognising broadcast TV, radio or online interviews exploring religion, spirituality or ethics from a personal perspective, entries needed to have been broadcast between January 1st 2015 and December 31st 2015. The new category attracted a wide range of entrants – everything from Stephen Fry’s interview for RTÉ in which he denounced God as “utterly capricious and monstrous” to Premier Radio’s interview with the Afghanistan-serving, Royal Navy Chaplain Stu Hallam to Radio 4’s interview the palliative care nurse Kathryn Mannix. The winner of that category was announced along with the winners of the Radio Times Faith Award (voted for by readers of the Radio Times magazine), the TV, Radio and Children’s categories during a special awards ceremony held at Lambeth Palace on June 8th.
For a full list of the winners, shortlisted programmes and a gallery of photographs from the evening, look below.