About - North East and The Border

Pilgrim AwardWinner of the Tony Pilgrim Award for an outstanding contribution to the RTS

The North East & The Border Centre caters for the broadcasters, freelances and students of the North East of England and Cumbria. Most of our meetings are in the Newcastle area, but we also hold events in Teesside and Carlisle. The majority are on weekday evenings, but on occasion we ring the changes with weekend or daytime meetings. We aim to provide a mix of topics to suit everyone interested in Television in the Region, at whatever level. Click the on the Events button on the left for the latest details — visitors are always welcome.

Our 'Last Wednesday' monthly networking events for media professionals in the region are taking a summer break.. They're normally held in the ground floor (Kitchen) Bar at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts — drop in between 1800 and 2100.  When they resume, details will be in the Events section.

Our annual North East & The Border Centre Awards Dinner is now an established high point in the region's television year. The 2014 Awards were held at The Hilton Hotel, Gateshead on February 28th 2015, and you can find the results and a gallery of pictures via the Awards link on the left.

The Reports section includes reports from events and selected Centre meetings.

The RTS considers it essential to encourage and foster the next generation of television practitioners. The North East & The Border Centre's Young People's Media Festival is an important event in the regional calendar.

Our Creative Forum is a place for television practitioners to exchange their own personal Hints and Tips — those pet ideas and discoveries that make life in the business just that little bit easier. Visit the Creative Forum to read what others have offered... and why not submit your own?

Sadly, not even the TV 'greats' (both sides of the camera) can go on forever, and from time to time we lose an old friend. Our Tributes section gives friends and colleagues a chance to say publicly just why they were great.

2014/2015 Committee

Graeme Thompson (Chairman),
Garth Jeffery (Vice Chairman), 
Jill Graham (Honorary Secretary) 
Richard Dale (Honorary Treasurer)

Graeme Aldous (Webmaster), Fahima Chowdhury, Tony Edwards, Mike Hairsine, Steve Hunneysett, Chris Jackson, Christine Llewellyn-Reeve, Joanna Makepeace, Mark Murray, John Myers, Lesley Oakden, Giselle Stewart, Agnes Wilkie.


Michaela Byrne, Deborah Card, Maggie Greenhalgh, Jamie Hutchinson, Rupert Jones-Lee, Julie Jude, Will Nicholson, Sam Stamp

For information on the Royal Television Society (North East & The Border Centre), please send an e-mail to Jill Graham.

The RTS North East & The Border Centre acknowledges the continued support of our Regional Patron

Saville Audio and Visual


Tony Edwards was presented with The Tony Pilgrim Award for his services to the RTS at our 2008 Awards event.

You can keep in touch and see news and past Awards video clips on:
http://www.facebook.com/RTSNorthEastandBordersAwards or