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Media get prizes

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09 October 2008

by Ed Beavan

THE WINNERS of the Jerusalem Awards, which recognise the achieve­ments of radio broadcasting with Christian content, have been an­nounced for 2008.

BBC Radio Solent took the award for the best Good Friday programme for its coverage of the Winchester Passion Play.

The best Christmas programme was judged to be Premier Radio’s A Worship at Home Christmas, produced by Michael Cleere, while the best broadcast in the Perspectives category was BBC Radio Wales’s All Things Considered: In God we doubt, produced by Lisa Hawkins. This featured an interview with the broadcaster John Humphrys.

In the internet-television section, Times Online’s production God and the Gangs took first prize.

BBC Radio 4’s Soul Music: Spem in Alium, produced by Melvin Rickarby and Rosie Boulton, was judged the best music programme.

In the under-25 section, Abigail Thomas of Refresh FM was honoured. Lance Corporal Steven Candlish, cameraman for the Red Devils Freefall team, received a special award for his camerawork to record the Archbishop of York’s sponsored parachute jump in June.

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