THE BBC Radio 2 programme Pause for Thought walked off
with three prizes at the Jerusalem Awards at BAFTA on Wednesday
The annual awards, sponsored by the Jerusalem Trust, are for
"original, engaging" Christian broadcasting. Pause for
Thought, produced for the BBC by TBI Media, appears as
two-minute slots in the station's early-morning programme. It won
the prize for the best radio series and the best short-form audio.
In addition, the producer of the slots, Harad Smith, won the
The prize for a long-duration programme went to All Things
Considered (BBC Radio Wales) for an hour-long interview
with Barry and Margaret Mizen, about the random killing of their
son in a baker's shop.
At the other end of the scale, the top prize for an Easter
broadcast went to The Cat Radio, a community radio station for the
University of Chester, for its Best Radio on Radio Easter
Special, which included an on-the-spot report of the trial and
crucifixion, performed by students.
The Good Friday award went to BBC Sussex and BBC Surrey; and the
Christmas award went to CTVC for an edition of Things
Unseen with Tony Jordan.
The Video award went to Revival Media for Halloween: Trick
or Treat; the prize for Social Networking went to Stewardship
for 40acts: Do Lent generously; and there was a Special
Award for Premier Christian Radio.