themedianet coordinator Paul Arnold previews the film, and hears from its author. TV writer Tony Jordan, perhaps best known as creator of Hustle and co-creator of Life on Mars, first tackled a biblical subject back in 2010. Nativity was such a success for the BBC that...

Anna Drew, Lead Media Officer for the Methodist Church, considers the importance of telling tales. My best friend Katie and I were recently interviewed for a women’s magazine about our 16 year friendship. It was really hard trying to articulate something so central to my life,...

Church and Media Network trustee Amanda Allchorn reflects on opportunities missed and taken. A few months back a Big Issue seller called Grace* arrived on a Saturday outside the Spar in the centre of our village. Quite noticeable really in a relatively affluent Hertfordshire commuter community. Each...

Former TV producer and writer Debbie Wright explains how she is 'reinventing Lent' and why nearly 50,000 people agree with her. A few years ago I started working for Stewardship, the Christian giving charity, with the grand title of  ‘Head of Content’ and pretty much a blank...

BBC Studio Director Jake Lloyd shares a personal perspective on Fry's well-publicised Irish TV exchange. In his interview this week with Gay Byrne of RTE, Stephen Fry raised an age-old theological problem: how is it possible to reconcile the existence of an all-powerful all-loving God, with the...

Gender Justice Specialist Natalie Collins shares her thoughts.  Yesterday a non-event happened. Like every Monday through Saturday since 17th November 1970, The Sun newspaper featured a young woman half-naked on page 3 of its newspaper. This non-event is something I’m writing about purely because there were...