Welcome to RTS

The RTS is the leading forum for discussion and debate on all aspects of the television community.

Benefits of joining the RTS include:

  • Affiliate access to the Hospital Club
  • Free entry to Early Evening Events
  • Discounts at Regional Awards Evenings
  • Free entry to Futures events
  • Discounted AA membership as part of the RTS AA Affinity Scheme


RTS members can receive a 15% discount on tickets for Creative Week, a unique event connecting the worlds of TV, film and advertising to share inspiration and information.

27 Apr 2015

Come to Cardiff and see demonstrations of the latest software and hardware, which can be used to produce, edit and grade your production.  The session will be led by Paul Hawke-Williams, Apple Master trainer, who has over 10 years experience as an independent editor and producer.

05 Jun 2015

The scene is set for the RTS Student Television Awards, which will take place at the BFI Southbank in June. 

Two of television's leading interviewers, who will have been at the centre of proceedings will informally share their insiders’ view of exactly what happened just days after the General Election.

Anyone with less than three years experience in the technical side of broadcast or its related industries is encouraged to put themselves forward for recognition in one of television's fastest-growing sectors.

From On The Hour to Veep, legendary show runner Armando Iannucci shares his influences with the Royal Television Society at a sold-out event in Westminster.

Did you miss the Programme Awards 2013-14? Here's your full round up of the night with Michael Underwood.

All the winners from the RTS Programme Awards 2013 - 2014

Live updates from tonight's RTS Programme Awards

The 'Al Jazeera 3' awarded the RTS Television Journalism Judges' Award

28 Apr 2015

Find out how you can use media professionals in your teaching and just who is waiting to work with your students.

28 Apr 2015

You asked RTS to bring industry events to your door and here they are: free seminars across the Midlands with what you need to know and who you need to meet.

13 May 2015

Thames Valley’s annual look at events in Las Vegas

19 May 2015
20 May 2015

Book your tickets for the annual RTS Scotland Awards

05 Jun 2015

The scene is set for the RTS Student Television Awards, which will take place at the BFI Southbank in June. 

19 Jun 2015

The annual Yorkshire Centre awards are back for their 11th year. 

Television Magazine

April 2015

The Society’s most glamorous and starry evening, the RTS Programme Awards, was a huge success. I’d like to thank every­one involved in what was a glittering event at Grosvenor House on Park Lane. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

Thanks, too, to the evening’s brilliant host, John Sergeant, who kept proceedings running super smoothly. Earlier in March, I was fortunate enough to attend the RTS West of England Awards at the Bristol Old Vic: another memorable evening, and a great night for the BBC’s Natural History Unit, proud winner of six awards.

Later in the month I had the honour of attending a memorial lunch arranged by RTS Midlands for Tony Pilgrim, the Society’s former Chairman who died earlier this year, aged 91. More than 50 years ago, Tony helped to set up our Midlands Centre.

George Pagan made a very touching speech, reminding us of the man and his achievements.

Comedy is perhaps the hardest of all the TV genres to get right. At the end of March, we were privileged to hear from one of its most successful ­practitioners, Armando Iannucci, at a sold-out early-evening event in the magnificent surroundings of Westminster’s Telford Theatre. He is, ­rightly, our cover star this month.

Interviewed by Sky’s Head of Comedy, Lucy Lumsden, Armando spoke about his extraordinary career and his success on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the course of a wonderfully enter­taining evening, he recalled what it was like to work for BBC Radio in the pre-digital era, and the contrasting approaches to making The Thick of It in the UK and US. He also recounted his first encounter with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the star of his hit HBO series, Veep.


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