I received an e-mail from the Radio Times this morning asking to use the photo of me on their web-site... in the light of the piece in the magazine, this was my reply...
Dear ********,As I wrote this I had the following e-mail arrive...
Both myself and the Programme maker where unhappy about the wording of the feature in the magazine believing it to misrepresent both the programme and safespace. Therefore I am questioning whether it is appropriate to allow you to attach an image of myself to statements which make false claims about what we are doing here in Telford. Unfortunately I gave permission for the picture to be used in the magazine without having first seen the text, I assumed that you would be using the official BBC press release and not the sensationalist and inaccurate piece that was printed. Therefore I am only happy for the image to be used if it is to be attached to the said official BBC press release which can be found at...
We are producing a series for Channel 4 on the history of Christianity for Channel 4. Actually, it has already begun airing actually and has and good critical acclaim. We like to think it is good TV compared to a lot of the rubbish on these days.Not sure what to do with this... I'm feeling a bit burned by the Radio Time, but the Channel 4 prog is pretty good... Oh well, I feel I may be fulfilling Jonny Bakers description of me as a "media tart" ;-)
In the final episode, which we are still filming, we want to look at Christianity's future prospects in the light of an increasingly secular western world. This episode will be presented by Cherie Blair. It is shaping up to be an interesting programme.
You may have guessed but the reason I am in touch is because your work in Telford is extremely relevant to our subject matter. I hope you would be willing – but we’d like to potentially come and film with you for half a day.