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Interview; Documentary; Vox pop
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16 Aug 1980
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Network from Metro Radio, Newcastle: Joe Poulter investigates supernatural healing in award-winning documentary A Question of Faith. Includes interview with David Provern, local organiser for World Evangelism Society of Great Britain meeting held by US evangelist Morris Cerullo in City Hall, Newcastle; interviews with people at the meeting including Archie Dennis, crusade singer; and Morris heard speaking. Then looks at a festival of healing- interviews with organiser Bill Portsmouth(?) and leader George Bennett. Also interview with Trevor Dearing, a wandering evangelist within the Church of England on his work and beliefs. Finally investigates the relationship between religion and medicine- interview with David Goodacre of the Institute of Religion and Medicine. Breaks in recording where news and adverts edited out.
Joe Poulter; David Provern; George Bennett; Trevor Dearing; David Goodacre; Metro Radio; Archie Dennis; Bill Portsmouth(?)
Clergy; Festivals; Medicine; Christianity; Religious belief; Evangelism; Evangelicals; Parapsychology; Spiritualism; Holistic health; Newcastle; Morris Cerullo; World Evangelism Society of Great Britain; Charismatic church

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