I’m listening to the Premier Christian Radio debate right now. (Programme details found HERE).The Christian speaking is not someone from Barnabas Fund but is in fact Ziya Meral.
Having heard both sides there still remains the fact that there is over 1400 years of Islamic interpretation not to mention some clear hadiths on the subject of death for the apostate.
These hadiths were not mentioned during the debate; but, can be found on the Answering Islam website.
Therefore, any idealistic outcome is highly unlikely and simply naive.
Next week the topic on "Unbelievable" (the name of the weekly programme run on Saturdays between 12:00-14:00 GMT on Premier Christian Radio) is the Death of Christ.
The speakers again will be a Muslim (someone called Abdul Hak) and Jay Smith. The Muslim will be arguing Jesus never died and Jay will be arguing for the truth.