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.
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:
Girls Can Code
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.
Battle of Britain: Return of the Spitfires
The Queen’s Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria
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.
Later this year award winning current affairs producer/director and now Managing Director of ITV Studios UK, Julian Bellamy, will deliver the RTS North East and Border Keynote Lecture.
He will now be leading the country’s largest commercial production company where revenues in the last year have increased by 12%.
Please find below the draft timetable and details of how to book.
Registration opens in BFI Foyer
Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits
11.00am – 12.15pm
Masterclass 1 - Sound
Chris Ashworth, Production Sound Mixer
Mike Felton, Sound Designer
Set Design is a highly creative role in the television industry, and just as competitive. There are a number of ways you can make yourself stand out from the crowd though. In this video established set designer David Bevin shares his tips on getting your foot in the door.
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.
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.