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RTS Futures Careers Fair 2018: Meet the exhibitors

The RTS Futures Careers Fair is back with all the advice, help and information to kick start your career in television. 

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity on Tuesday 6th February to take part in interview masterclasses, have your CV improved by professional employers and talk to the most influential creatives in the industry to help you get your first foot in the door in TV.

Ambulance commissioned for eight-part series on BBC One

The new series will be in eight parts, compared to the previous series which was only spilt up into three episodes.

Series two will shed light on the work of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Each hour-long episode will document the long tiresome shifts of the paramedics, controllers and call handlers, providing a 360 degree view of everyone involved. 

Ambulance, will follow the work of paramedics and medical teams who work long hours to attend to the publics needs, no matter the issue.

Lorraine Heggessey’s TV Diary

Lorraine Heggessey

Off to The Club at The Ivy for Sue Perkins’s book launch of Spectacles. It turns out that Sue had a penchant for kilts as a child. Who knew? The room is full of talented, inspirational women.

I’m thrilled to meet the legend that is Mary Berry, though she, Mel and Sue remain professionally tight-lipped about who is going to win Bake Off. I’m rooting for Nadiya.

Is American ownership of UK producers good for British television?

David Abraham and Nick Southgate (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

There is little agreement about whether increasing US ownership of Britain’s independent sector threatens or sustains home-grown production and the UK’s unique creative culture.

A feisty session at the Convention, “Working for the yankee dollar? Consolidation and creativity”, offered conflicting views, not only on foreign ownership but also on the surprise review into the terms of trade announced by minister John Whittingdale the day before.

Profile: Lucinda Hicks, COO at Endemol Shine

Lucinda Hicks

The world of television production can, to quote Digital UK Chief Executive Jonathan Thompson, "sometimes be somewhat sniffy about strategy folk".

With this in mind, he says Lucinda Hicks' success in becoming Endemol Shine UK's Chief Operating Officer is doubly impressive.

He hired Hicks to work with his team at Channel 4 in 2008, when he was its Strategy Director.