Inspired by an English TV producer who stumbled across an outside broadcast of hymn-singing in Welsh, Songs of Praise is now the nation's best-loved Sunday programme. The recipe of a selection of favourite hymns and spiritual songs performed to the highest musical standards in an inspiring setting continues to draw millions of viewers every Sunday evening. In this special celebration volume, published to mark the programme's fiftieth anniversary, Trevor Barnes has gathered together the most compelling interviews and inspirational musical highlights with moving stories of individual viewers. Charming photographs and illustrations make this a wonderful commemorative gift.
Trevor Barnes is an award-winning journalist and reporter for BBC Radio 4. He reports for its flagship religious current affairs programme "Sunday" which he presented for many years, and has worked extensively within its religious and current affairs departments. An occasional columnist for The Church Times, he is the author of twelve books, including two best sellers, a biography of Terry Waite and three books for children.