Bob and Nick - From School to Screen

In conversation with his good friend and BBC Midlands Today presenter Nick Owen, Bob will share stories from his time as one of ITV's longest-serving news anchors.

Bob has presented news in the Central region since 1973 and has covered every single kind of story - from the Birmingham pub bombings to the closure of the world-famous Longbridge car works - as well as fronting up many charity marathons.

This promises to be an entertaining trip down memory lane from two of the regio'ns best loved personalities.

F1 On Screen

What is the relationship between Formula 1 and television? How is the "Drive to Survive" effect changing the audience for the sport? And how does commentary and production for F1 work?

Rosanna Tennant of F1 TV fame hosts a panel of TV and Formula 1 experts including Ted Kravitz from Sky Sports F1, Dean Locke, Director of Broadcast and Media for F1 and Alex Jacques, Channel 4's F1 commentator. 

Find out about the new BBC Apprentice Hub – supporting creative talent and business in the West Midlands

The BBC Apprentice Hub is a new initiative, which will be opening for applications soon. The pilot scheme will be launching in the West Midlands, the region in the UK with the youngest population and a diverse talent pool. The BBC’s Apprentice Hub will grow skills in the creative sector by placing apprentices with local small and medium sized employers. It will provide a vocational training programme with a  formal qualification at the end, accredited by an awarding body, giving the successful candidates a flexible approach to learning and getting work experience.

Membership of The Union Club

RTS Members are able to make use of the Union Club and may bring guests to the restaurant and bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner bookings. A workspace is available and coffee meetings may be held in the Studio between the hours of 10am and 4.30pm (one guest only allowed.)

Bookings may only be made by using the dedicated email in the RTS Members Area and all visits to the club must be pre-booked with bookings being made within seven days of the visit – phone bookings and walk-ins are not permitted.


Get in the mince pies, mull that wine, and dust down your festive glad rags, as impressionist and standup comedian Darren Altman once again returns with another edition of the Royal Television Society's very own Big Telly Quiz. With questions all about TV past, present, and future, don't be a Scrooge. Join Darren and a host of celebrity guests as they test your knowledge of all things telly. Compete yourself or just watch along, either way, 'yule' be thoroughly entertained — and it’s free and fun for the whole family!