Priestland's Progress

A groundbreaking BBC radio series from the early 1980s is to be re-broadcast on Premier Christian Radio. ‘Priestland’s Progress’ was originally presented in 1981 by the late BBC religious affairs correspondent Gerald Priestland as a “plain man’s guide to the Christian faith”.  It will be broadcast on Premier Christian Radio starting August 3rd, Monday - Thursday at 10pm. 

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Gerald Priestland had no qualifications in theology but was driven by an intense curiosity about religion. The series takes him on a journey to examine the nature of Christianity and Christian beliefs.  

He interviewed more than 100 people in the making of ‘Priestland’s Progress’ and the programmes cover a broad spectrum of topics including who Jesus was, the nature of sin, the relationship of Christianity with other faiths, what happens after death, and what religion, prayer and worship are all about. 

Peter Kerridge, Premier’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to revive this landmark series on Premier Christian Radio for a new generation of listeners. Gerald Priestland was a giant of a man and a highly gifted broadcaster who had the knack of presenting complicated thoughts in an easy-to-understand way. ’Priestland’s Progress’ is a fantastic series of programmes and we hope our audience will respond and react through social media in the same way the 1980s audience bombarded the BBC with letters.”

Starting August 3rd, Monday - Thursday at 10pm on Premier Christian Radio.


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