British power is cultural, says Tony Hall at RTS Cambridge 2015

The BBC Director-General was keen to highlight the impact of the BBC’s extensive services on the wider UK economy, from a 40% increase in sales of Hilary Mantel’s novel Wolf Hall following the transmission of the BBC series, to improving WiFi services in the area around RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk during filming for Springwatch.

Culture Secretary launches review into BBC Governance at RTS Cambridge 2015

Former Deputy of the Bank of England, Sir David Clementi, will conduct the review. 

Introducing Whittingdale to an audience of senior television figures, BBC Director-General Tony Hall remarked, “John Whittingdale is one of those rare politicians who actually watched TV”.

In turn Whittingdale said he was ‘surprised’ that the Charter Renewal Green Paper was seen as a demise of the BBC:

This Week’s Top TV: 14-20 September

Monday

Girls Can Code

BBC Three

9pm

Television and radio presenter Alice Levine finds girls who complete computer coding in a male dominant industry. She takes Ellie, Daisy, Neelam, Tolani and Arooj to meet the UK’s most powerful women in technology. The girls are given a five-day task to invent a start up piece of technology. 

Tuesday

Battle of Britain: Return of the Spitfires

Channel 4

8pm

This week’s top TV: 7-13

Monday

The Queen’s Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria

BBC Two

9pm

Longest-serving queen Victoria is set to be usurped by her great-great-granddaughter this week. Queen Elizabeth II will seize the accolade of longest-serving monarch in UK history on 9 September. To mark this major milestone, Sophie Raworth’s documentary pays tribute to the extraordinary lives of the two monarchs.   

 

Tips in 60 seconds... How to succeed in fixed rig

Fixed rig is an increasingly popular way of story telling in television and, as Channel 4's Commissioning Editor David Brindley points out, an excellent way of breaking into factual and documentary programming. In this video David offers his best tips on getting a job with the huge production teams, and how to excel once your on board.

At Channel 4 David is responsible for developing and refreshing flagship documentary series such as One Born Every Minute, 24 Hours in A&E and First Dates. 

Behind the Scenes: Emmerdale

As an educational charity, part of the RTS focus is on providing information for young entrants into the television and media industry. Our Behind the Scenes series explores the production process of some of Britain's most popular programmes. From current affairs to comedy, panel shows and soaps, these films will offer a rare glimpse backstage of each production, highlighting all the different roles and giving a sense of what they involve.