Television & Radio

I have worked over three decades as a presenter, panelist, consultant, writer and producer on many TV and radio series. Catherine Nixey, radio critic of the Times wrote in April 2017 of my contribution to a BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking debate on Martin Luther: "Peter Stanford deserves to have his route to heaven eased not by indulgences, but by virtue of the fact that he is so tremendously entertaining".

"What Would Make You Lose Your Faith?"  A short two minute piece I recorded for Channel 4's 4 Thought TV, broadcast on April 3, 2012, about the impact of finding out that a close priest friend of my family was a secret child abuser. 

(2006) Consultant on multi-award winning Granada TV film Longford scripted by Peter Morgan for Channel 4, starring Jim Broadbent and based on The Outcast's Outcast.

(1998) Presenter and producer on an adaptation for the BBC 1 Everyman series of documentaries of The She Pope, broadcast in December 1998 and including dramatisations of the key episodes in the legend.

(1997) Presenter and producer of five part religious series, The Mission, made by Roger Bolton Productions for Channel 5.  Each week featured a visit to different locations - a seamen's mission, a healing well, a Hindu temple. 

(1992) Co-presenter with Kate Saunders of Catholics and Sex, a four part series made by BAFTA-winner, Coky Giedroyc for Compulsive Viewing and Channel 4  which won the bronze medal at New York TV Festival of 1993. Based on our book of the same name, and featuring, among others, Caroline Aherne and Sean Hughes.


In February 2017, I joined Diarmaid MacCulloch, Ulinka Rublack and chair Anne McElvoy to discuss Martin Luther's legacy on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in a live edition of Radio 3's Free Thinking. Listen here.

Over the summer of 2014, I took part in one of the debates that explore the bigger questions behind faith and belief organised by Things Unseen.  The subject was whether there is a "God-shaped hole". Click here to listen.

(2010) Over the years I have taken part in many studio discussions and debates.  Click here to listen to a broadcast on Sounds Jewish, anticipating the Pope's arrival in Britain in September 2010. Or here, when I joined Sue MacGregor and Carol Drinkwater for a live episode of A Good Read.

(2009) Presenter of The Spirituality of Silence, a 30-minute documentary for the BBC World Service, produced by Katy Hickman, on an upsurge in the appeal of silence as a spiritual and psychological discipline.  To listen click here.

(2008) Presenter The Modern Mission, a two-part investigation produced by Kate Howells for the BBC World Service into the changing faces of missionary work in Latin America, Europe and Britain.

(2003) Occasional presenter of Good Morning Sunday, the weekly music and religion show on BBC Radio 2

(2001) Presenter Last Orders? BBC Radio 4 documentary produced by Rosie Dawson on the demise of the Catholic teaching order, the Christian Brothers, amid revelations about their abuse of pupils in their care.

(1999) Presenter Revelation: A Guide to the End of the World, produced by Rosie Dawson, a BBC Radio 4 documentary on millennium fever in Jerusalem.

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