Tag: Roger Bolton

  • ‘Reputations’ in the Press

    ‘Reputations’ in the Press

    At work in Premier, I’ve been working on a couple of radio series, the second of which is Reputations. The show, as with Holy Places, is presented by Roger Bolton and features six episodes.It was produced by Caroline Donne who is also a producer on BBC 4’s Woman’s Hour.

    Reputations looks at the lives and legacies of well known Christian figures and examines the impact they’ve had on Christianity today.

    My role in these, it started off that I was to be Production Co-ordinator on the series. Three of the programmes were recorded in external studios due to studio clash times, it turned out though that I recorded the remaining three and edited the entire series.

    To be honest, it was a lot of work, but I’m really happy with how the final programmes sound. The first show was broadcast last week and looked at the live of St Paul. You can listen here.

    The second show, looking at the life of Martin Luther, is due to be broadcast tonight at ten on Premier Christian Radio tonight at ten.

    So it was absolutely lovely to discover that Reputations has been mentioned twice over the past week in the Press. It got a lovely mention in The Sunday Times on May 25th but I was delighted to see that Reputations also featured in The Radio Times this week as ‘Monday’s Choice’ Eekk! The radio choice for today! Awesome! Well chuffed!


  • Holy Places with Roger Bolton

    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