Thames Valley

You too can work in TV ….. opening the UK film and TV industry to all

The UK’s rapidly expanding film and TV industry is a substantial contributor to the UK’s GDP, however, widespread skills shortages are being experienced across the UK screen industries. 

This RTS event in partnership with Buckinghamshire New University has assembled an expert panel in front of a student and industry audience. Following the discussion, the panel will answer questions from the audience and consider how the screen industries can accelerate their move to becoming an industry that fully represents the UK population.

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.