North East and the Border

Anatomy of a Hit: Geordie Shore

In this session, sit down with key members from Lime Pictures and MTV to discuss the success of the Newcastle-based MTV hit Geordie Shore. Learn what it takes to go from concept to finished product, with every consideration in between.

You are invited to join us for drinks and networking after the main event. 

Suitable for audiences 18+ 



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!

Membership of The Union Club

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.

The Union Club was set up in 1993 by ex-North Sea oil rigger Pete Cross and Chef Carolyn Dawson, and both are (for their sins) still at the helm of the Club today. Opening a private members club had been a long held dream for the duo, and they took the plunge after buying a dilapidated building at 50 Greek Street, Soho.


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!

The RTS Big Telly Quiz

Hosted once again by Darren Altman, and with questions coming from across all 15 regions and nations, come and join us to test your knowledge of all things telly and be thoroughly entertained. Compete as a team or as an individual, we don’t mind so long as you sign up here – and it’s free!