Briefing: 50 years of reporting religion on the BBC’s Sunday programme

The Sunday programme on BBC Radio 4 has been going for more than 50 years, reporting and explaining stories about religion across the globe. To mark the 50-year milestone, SPCK has brought out a book simply called “Sunday”, written by presenter Ed Stourton, and producer and editor Amanda Hancox. They identify 19 topics which the programme has reported and returned to over the decades, from internal Church of England rows to global political shifts.

In this Religion Media Centre briefing, past reporters, presenters and producers remember the stand-out moments and the camaraderie that kept the programme lively and sharp. Ruth Peacock hosted, with guests Amanda Hancox, Mike Wooldridge, Emily Buchanan, Trevor Barnes, Alison Hilliard, Christopher Landau and Tim Maby.

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Hannah Scott Joynt


Voice-over artist, award winning radio and TV presenter and BBC continuity announcer


Leo Devine

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Media and Training Consultant at Devine Media. Former BBC Journalist, Editor and Senior Leader


Rosie Dawson

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Freelance religion journalist, documentary maker and radio producer with 20+ years of experience in the BBC’s Religion and Ethics department

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