Unlocking the BBC Archive

In this session, RTS London looks at how new technology has opened up the BBC Archive as a source of new resources and user experiences, enabling producers, educators, and the public to access an incomparable volume of audio and video content. The switch to modern digital architectures is enabling transformational process change, leading to more efficient forms of discovery and curation, and far greater accessibility.


Sam Ryder gave the UK its best score since 1998, with the third-highest jury vote in Eurovision history of 283 points. His performance also gave the UK its highest viewing figures since 2011, a decade that otherwise saw some of its lowest vote rankings. The Grand Final was the second-most-watched programme in Britain (8.9 million viewers), behind only the Platinum Party at the Palace, at which Sam Ryder also performed. 

The BBC: Beyond the Centenary

Please note this session is currently full. 

The cost and mechanism of funding the Corporation has always been near the top of that list. The former Secretary of State, Nadine Dorries, claimed that the current license fee settlement would be the last. The BBC says universality is more important than the means. What could replace the licence fee?


The 2021 RTS London Annual General Meeting is open to all members of the London Centre of the Royal Television Society. Members will be sent a Zoom link via email up to 24 hours before the AGM upon registration. Please use the "Book Now" button to be added to the mailing list. 

IBC Review 2022

For those who weren't able to attend this year's show held 9-12th September, this panel discussion, co-hosted with the IET, is the next best thing. It promises to be an informative and lively discussion on the key trends, products and research covered.


Please note, this event is now waiting list only. 

Created 100 years ago, on 18th October 1922, the BBC transformed people's lives at the turn of a dial, bringing voices out of the ether and conjuring up the magic community of radio. The TV services followed and now, many aspects of our lives are inextricably linked to broadcasting. It is how we remember where we come from and who we are — from the Moon Landing to the 9/11 attacks, Monty Python to Strictly, and Live Aid to London 2012.