Although the Jesus Fellowship does not allow televisions or radios within their communal houses, there have been many television programmes made about them.
Ranging from documentaries focussed on life surrounding the fellowships communal households and style of worship, to more analytical programmes covering the concerns of ex-members, and members families. There has even been a chat show where elders from the group, and critics of the group came face to face in front of the cameras.
Many of the programmes have been criticised by the Fellowship for not showing a full and fair picture of group. Programmes have also been criticised by those outside the fellowship for being to easy on them.
The most recent programme 'True Stories: BattleCentre' was shown on terrestrial television in December 2001. The fly-on-the-wall documentary by award winning director Leo Regan followed the lives of some of the people in and around one of the Jesus Fellowships North London community households. Focussing mainly on a few key members of the group, and would be members on the fringe, it showed little of the lifestyles of actual members.
Below is a list of programmes aired regarding the Jesus Fellowship.
16 Dec 2001 - Channel 4 - True Stories: Battlecentre
29/10/2001 : DOCUMENTARY WILL STUDY JESUS ARMY
13/12/2001 : DOCUMENTARY ON LIFE WITH THE JESUS ARMY IS 'AN EYE-OPENER'
The Guardian 05/12/2001 : Baptism on the box
This Is London 02/11/2001 : Are you ready to be saved?
BattleCentre : The BBC interviews Loe Regan The BBC interviews Loe Regan (real media audio clip)
Spiked Culture, a review of True Stories : BattleCentre
The Observer : BattleCentre (Half way down page)
The Guardian : Baptism on the box
'Battlecentre' reviews at The Guardian, Films
Electric Sky offers a chance to buy BattleCentre
12/05/1996 - BBC1 - Everyman - 'Jesus Army - Brothers In Arms'.
10/05/1996 : THE CHRONICLE AND ECHO SAYS ...
10/05/1996 : SPOTLIGHT ON JESUS ARMY
14/05/1996 : LETTERS PAGE - FILM ON 'ARMY' WAS SERIOUSLY MISLEADING
16/05/1996 : SEQUEL IS PLANNED ON JESUS ARMY
15/06/1989 - ITV (Anglia) - 'Jesus Army - Church or Cult'.
15/06/1989 : MEANWHILE...
15/06/1989 : GODS ARMY ON THE MARCH
15/06/1989 : JESUS ARMY ROW TO RECEIVE TV AIRING
22/06/1989 : LETTERS PAGE - PROGRAMME BARELY SCRATCHED SURFACE
22/06/1989 : LETTERS PAGE - VERY FAIR
22/06/1989 : LETTERS PAGE - NOT A CULT
22/06/1989 : LETTERS PAGE - SAME AXE GRINDERS
24/06/1989 : LETTERS PAGE - JESUS ARMY: VIEWERS SHOULD VISIT HOMES
26/06/1989 : CONTROVERSY IS NEVER FAR BEHIND THE JESUS ARMY
30/06/1989 : LETTERS PAGE - IT HAS LEFT OUR FAMILY BROKEN
30/06/1989 : LETTERS PAGE - WE DONT CLAIM PERFECTION IN THE JESUS ARMY FAMILY
~August 1988 - Channel 4 - Network 7 - A Short Report.
01/09/1988 : LETTERS PAGE - ISN'T IT TIME TO REPEL THIS ARMY
08/09/1988 : LETTERS PAGE - COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES
25/06/1974 - ITV - 'The Lord took hold of Bugbrooke'
20/06/1974 : JESUS PEOPLE GO "ON THE AIR"
26/06/1974 : TV CLOSE-UP OF JESUS PEOPLE : GLARING OMISSIONS
27/06/1974 : THE JESUS FELLOWSHIP ON ITV
27/06/1974 : JESUS PEOPLE ARE GAINING IN SUPPORT
17/10/2002 - BBC Working Lunch - Goodness Foods -
Principles before profit
~early 2001 - Anglia News - Coverage of Cinema proposals.
25/03/1999 - ITV (Granada) - This is the word.
10/12/1998 - ITV - For the love of: Jesus Army.
03/01/1998 - EO Hilversun (Holland) - Otto op zoek: God in de commune.
22/09/1993 - BBC 2 - Jon Ronson Mission - 'How to Form a Cult'.
~1993 - LWT - Dial Midnight - Discussion, Chat Show.
28/01/1993 - BBC 2 (regional) - Matter of Fact [Jesus Army]
30/04/1992 - BBC 2 (regional) - Matter of Fact 'Your Health in Their Hands'
19/12/1991 - BBC 2 (regional) - Matter of Fact 'Warriors of the Spirit'
01/08/1989 - Channel 4 - Native Land 'Giving up the ghost'
07/05/1989 - ITV (Thames) - Thames Visions: Love Power and Sacrifice
30/09/1989 - BBC 1 - Hearts Of Gold (recovering a ring for Ester Rantzen)
~1988 - BBC - Newsnight - Report on the Jesus Army.
14/09/1980 - ITV (ATV) - Jay Walking: City on a hill
(Our thanks go to John Campbell, spokesman for the Jesus Fellowship for filling in the gaps in the list)