Radio Producer Andy Walton often works while other people are playing.  He has some advice for those of us who have to work unsociable hours. During the course of my career, I've become well-known in my circle of friends for leaving things early. Weddings, parties and...

Would the church make a good screenplay? If the golden rule of visual storytelling is ‘show, don’t tell’, then our 21st century first world church does not a great screenplay make. If you pitched it, it wouldn’t be bought. If you made it, it would flop. Maybe...

I love working in the media – it’s creative, exciting, rewarding and full of incredibly gifted people who share a similar passion for making great content.  However, sometimes it can seem a scary, transient, fickle and somewhat dark place and, as a Christian, it’s easy...

In Autumn 2011 I experienced something of what so many have gone through in these difficult economic times. In just one PowerPoint slide the rug was pulled out from under my plans and I was left trying to restart a freelance career in much-changed circumstances. With...

'Human kind cannot bear too much reality.' TS Eliot: The Four Quartets. In a building about fifteen miles North of London 6 people are being held captive. They have had no contact with the outside world for three weeks. They are watched 24 hours a day....

How do you cope if you are working when everyone else is sleeping? Adrian Butcher has worked night shifts in a newsroom for nigh-on twenty years. We woke him up (very gently) to ask for tips on how to survive. It's a warm, summer Sunday evening. The...

Journalist Elizabeth Hopkirk considers what you do if your church just doesn't understand your work. Is being a journalist a sin? I don’t recall it being one of the seven deadlies and I can’t find it in that list of no-nos in Galatians 5. But that’s what Kathy*, a...

Wayne Clarke seems to have several lives. Amongst many other things he is a Baptist pastor and religious editor at BBC Radio Merseyside. We asked him for advice on managing precious time. A friend of mine – a respected Christian pastor – used to look at...