AN ANIMATION that recounts the recollections of Jewish people
who were children during the Second World War has won the first
Sandford St Martin prize for children's broadcasting.
The makers of Children of the Holocaust for BBC2,
Fettle Animation, received the new prize at a ceremony in Lambeth
Palace on Wednesday, as part of the annual awards for excellence in
religious programming organised by the Sandford St Martin Trust,
founded in 1978 by the Wills family, and currently chaired by the
Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines.
The outright TV winner was One Million Dubliners, a
documentary for RTE about the 1.2 million people buried in
Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin. The radio winner was No
Destination, a BBC Radio 4 documentary about the 8000-mile
walk for peace made 50 years ago by Satish Kumar.
In addition, the Sandford trustees gave a special award to Lyse
Doucet, the BBC's chief international correspondent, in recognition
of her 30 years of reporting from some of the world's most
Her most recent work has been coverage of the Arab Spring, and
the ongoing conflicts in Gaza, Syria, and northern Iraq.
Bishop Baines said: "We are delighted to be giving Lyse our
special award for her commitment to journalism and her intelligent
and clear reporting of the religious elements of global events. In
the fast-moving and pressurised world of news reporting, this is no
TV: One Million Dubliners (Underground films for
RTE 1); Runner-Up: Marvellous (Fifty Fathoms and
Tiger Aspect For BBC Two);
Radio: No Destination (Reel Soul Movies
for BBC Radio 4); Runner-Up: For The Love Of God (BBC
Asian Network/BBC News for BBC Asian Network).
Children: Children Of The Holocaust
(Fettle Animation for BBC Two); Runner-Up: Children Of Kabul:
An Uncertain Future, a Newsround Special (CBBC Productions for
Radio Times Readers
Award: Grantchester (Lovely Day/Masterpiece
Trustees' Award: Lyse Doucet, BBC chief
best of journalism is being there, on the ground, in the heat and
ther dust' - Interview with Lyse Doucet