The Voice UK is one of BBC One's biggest Saturday evening 'shiny floor' shows, with a particular emphasis on engaging its loyal audience through social media, across platforms, before, during and after every episode.
Execs from top shows that included The Apprentice, Educating Cardiff and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway were grilled in a series of three-minute dates by a young audience eager to get in and on in telly.
“There are opportunities in documentaries – it feels like an exciting time. There are many more documentary series now compared to when I started,” said producer/director Nicola Brown, whose credits include Channel 4 shows The Secret Life of Four Year Olds and Educating Cardiff. Rig shows in particular, she added, were looking to hire.
From drumsticks to diary entries, new BBC Four series the People’s History of Pop (PHOP) will look at the evolution of music through the eyes of its fans.
The series will be split into four episodes, to air throughout 2016, each focusing on a different decade of pop history.
In an industry first, production company 7 Wonder is working with Historypin, a user-generated digital archive of historical artefacts, to collate music memorabilia from fans across the country.
Our gurus hire people like you so it’s your chance to get their hints and tips on how to make a great impression and secure your next role. You can also ask their advice on anything from switching genres, moving up the production ladder to how to develop your writing skills. They will also be sharing their views on the Television industry and how it feels to be making the most talked about shows on British Television.
We are delighted to announce an incredible guest list of gurus for this exclusive RTS Futures event.
In an election that most thought too close to call relationships between broadcasters and political parties became at times terse. Both sides criticised media outfits for accepting the narrative of their opponents.
So, on reflection, how did broadcasters fare? For the first time both Craig Oliver and Tom Baldwin (head of media for the Conservative and Labour parties respectively) have given their views to the RTS on how the 2015 General Election was covered by broadcasters.
Sharing his anecdotes from his 50 years in the TV industry, working with some of the most iconic figures from Barbara Streisand, Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews, Roger Moore, Simon Cowell and Jim Henson’s The Muppets to name but a few, this promises to be a hugely entertaining and insightful evening.
Chaired by Philip Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts, the Awards celebrate the best in student television. The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are judged in six categories – Animation, Comedy & Entertainment, Drama, Factual, News and Open. In addition, to reward excellence in craft skills, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Awards are presented for Camerawork, Editing and Sound.
The Awards, which recognise the best in student television from across the UK, have now been opened to nominations.
This year sees the launch of a News category. Nominations will be accepted from students studying broadcast journalism and related courses at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Awards will also be given in the following areas:
Campbell Swinton was one of Scotland’s pioneers of television technology whose legacy RTS continues to celebrate with a series of high level lectures. The last two speakers were then SNP leader Alex Salmond and BBC Scotland Director Ken MacQuarrie.
Rising above the political fray in Westminster and Holyrood, Claire Enders will explain the purpose and foundations of the PSB system of producing and commissioning news and current affairs, quality entertainment and documentaries, sustained by the BBC, C4, ITV, STV and C5.
The challenges of a shifting TV landscape will be discussed by television executives at this year's RTS Cambridge Convention, chaired by BBC Director-General Tony Hall.