Holy Places with Roger Bolton
One of the projects I have been working on since I started in Premier was editing ‘Holy Places’. The show is presented by Roger Bolton and features six well known names in the UK Christian world. Throughout the show they go on a literal journey to their ‘Holy Place’ and Roger finds out why each place is holy to them.
Guests on the show include Rev. Richard Coles, Ann Widdecombe, Steve Chalke, Pam Rhodes, Martyn Percy who is the only living theologian to be mentioned in Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code and the now Cardinal VIncent Nichols, who was still Archbishop of Westminster when the programme was recorded.
The show was recorded by Roger and his wife Julia and my job was to try to edit it all into an actual radio programme. Yes, there are dodgy sound pops and recording here and there but I’m not sure there’s any other way you’d get to hear Ann Widdecombe shouting at Roger not to crash into a cow!
Personally, my favourite episode is with Rev. Richard Coles, one time member of the Communards and Bronksi Beat which gave me the fantastic opportunity to play Smalltown Boy on Premier Christian Radio.
You can hear all the programmes on Premier Christian Radio’s site here. As soon as I can, I will upload them to my own Soundcloud account. The show is broadcast live every Sunday at 7pm.
Photo of Roger by Steve Fanstone