IN WHAT has been its most honoured year of religious broadcasting, the BBC has received five awards from the Sandford St Martin's Trust this week.
First prize in the Current Affairs category went to the "Everyman" series producer, Daniel Wolf. The popular Sunday night programme has been running for the past eight years, and Mr Wolf has been associated with the series from its debut.
Also a first prize winner was Olga Edridge, the producer of a documentary entitled "Warriors of Paradise", about the Shi'ite religious revolution in Iran.
In the Open Awards section, the BBC-1 series, "Heart of the Matter", about the issue of euthanasia, won first prize for its producer Colin Cameron and reporter David Jessel.
Taize, the ecumenical centre in southern France, was the subject of the second prize winning programme, "Songs of Praise from Taize". The documentary was filmed on location this year by producer Stephen Whittle.
The religious magazine, "Voyager", shared the Regional Award with a Thames TV programme. A special award was presented to the Rev Ray Short, who is retiring this year.