Television Journalism Awards 2017

The awards recognise creative and excellent journalism for both news and current affairs. 

The awards, which are given out in a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane, include categories for Television Journalist of the Year, Scoop of the Year, Network Presenter and Young Talent.

Booking is now open for the black tie ceremony, which includes a three course meal ahead of the presentation. 

Social Media Muscles in on TV

The way we access content is fundamentally changing.  Shorter-form content continues to grow apace and, at the same time, viewing is fragmenting across myriad devices and screens.  Helping drive this change has been the emergence of a new generation of distribution platforms that blend professional video, user generated content and social media.

RTS Bristol Futures Festival

Come along to meet the many media organisations in the region-  independent production companies, broadcasters and post production facilities- including RDF West, The Bottle Yard Studios, Films@59, Drummer TV and more. You'll be able to chat informally to people already working in the industry, ask for advice and find out more about production in the region...and any potential opportunities....


Local DoP, and sometime director, editor, journalist, writer, producer, social worker, teacher, and general ageing hippie, David Baillie, comes clean on a career of lies, subterfuge, and adventure.

With clips from wars, famines, corporates, dramas and cock ups, he’ll aim to show another generation how to see the world, pay the mortgage and have fun in film.

The test of career is to be able to reach 60 and say — "I wouldn’t have had it any other way".  And if you tell the right fibs, you can do it!

The Great British Break Off: Will you still watch?

Contract negotiations with the BBC broke down when the corporation reportedly wouldn't match Channel 4's offer.

The shock announcement was followed by the news that presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc would not be following the show after it left BBC One. Star judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have not yet confirmed if they will stay with the production.  

Countryfile: Anatomy of a Hit

Countryfile launched on the BBC in 1988 to celebrate the ‘beauty and diversity of the British countryside’ and moved in 2009 to a high profile hour-length Sunday night BBC One slot. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, becoming Britain’s most popular weekly factual TV show regularly drawing in audiences of over six million and in February of this year, hit a peak of 9.4 million.

What's the secret of its success? How does it consistently deliver huge Sunday night ratings for BBC One?