Making Shows Great Again

In recent years, we have seen such enduring favourites as Blind Date, Top Gear, and Robot Wars revamped and retuned, with the aim of recapturing loyal audiences and attracting new ones. We have seen The Great British Bake-Off switch channels and talent and receive just as much love and adoration on Channel 4 as it did on BBC. In pay TV, Wheeler Dealers, has even switched countries and not broken step in performance or reputation. Other revamps have not been so lucky. The key question is: when do you stick and when do you twist?

Anatomy of a Hit: Line of Duty

The critically acclaimed second series hit our screens in 2014 and realising they had a hit on their hands, the BBC commissioned two more that year. Having become the most popular drama series broadcast on BBC Two in the multi-channel era, Line of Duty made the jump to BBC One.

 With filming for series five underway and fans eagerly anticipating the return of the AC-12 team in 2019, Line of Duty is widely recognised as the decade’s best British drama series.

Anatomy of a Hit: Love Island

The session will also look at the importance of casting, promotion, product placement and global distribution, as well as the extensive digital and online presence, which contributed to a maelstrom of attention and record viewing figures.

Join our distinguished panel drawn from across the ITV Studios and Love Island team – who will discuss how this multi-faceted production delivered such a resounding success for ITV2.

Love Island is an ITV Studios and Motion Content Group co-production for ITV2.

This Country: Charlie Cooper discusses this year's comedy hit

It’s been a hectic series for the show’s stars, cousins Kerry and Kurtan, played by Daisy May and Charlie Cooper. There’s been fishing, tadpoles spawned in the pond, there was an incident with some aggressive sheep… A busy six weeks in the Cotswold town the pair call home – or rather it hasn’t. And that’s sort of the point.

RTS Futures - U&VFX

Join us on the 21st May where a panel of industry leading VFX and Motion Graphic artists and producers will come together to share top tips and advise on how to get a first foot in the door of the visual effects industry. How you can set yourself up to stand out from the competition and what you should do to take a proactive approach to entering the industry. With examples to be shown and stories to be told, the event promises to be insightful and inspirational.

A Celebration of Moving On

Join us to meet the team behind this very successful series and enjoy a special screening of the landmark 50th episode.

Some facts about Moving On

Moving On is in its tenth series, all series have been filmed in and around Liverpool using local businesses and tradespeople.

RTS NW STUDENT AWARDS MEDIA CONFERENCE 2018

The conference is being held on Monday 12th March at the Compass Room, Lowry Theatre beginning at one thirty for registration with sessions starting at 2pm.

Seminars include - 
An inside look at the making of Monkey Kingdom’s smash hit series The Real Housewives of Cheshire, with a panel discussion with key production staff from the series.

Terror attacks/ newsgathering in a crisis - inside the newsroom as the big stories break, we hear from the teams at the forefront of the news.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall celebrate 90 years of the RTS

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall cut the RTS cake (Credit: RTS/Paul Hampartsoumian)

The visit celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Society, of which the prince has been patron since 1997, and took place at ITV Studios in London.

A reception was attended by some of the leading figures from the UK television industry including BBC Director of Content Charlotte Moore, Secretary of State Matt Hancock, Chief Executive of Channel 4 Alex Mahon and Chief Executive of ITV Dame Carolyn McCall.