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Welsh broadcast media at risk?

RTS Wales joined the Institute of Welsh Affairs to host a lively debate on the future of Welsh broadcasting at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham at the end of October.

In a pre-recorded video message, the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, expressed concern about the weakening position of broadcast media in Wales.

The RTS Centre’s administrator, Hywel Wiliam, gave a brief overview of the key features of the current communications market.

BBC commissions adaptation of His Dark Materials

Northern Lights

Philip Pullman's award-winning fantasy trilogy - Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass - will be brought to BBC One as part of a New Line Cinema/Bad Wolf joint production. 

The books, published between 1995-2000, follow the life of the orphan child Lyra and her adventures travelling through parallel worlds. They have been praised for their imagination, epic scope and masterful inclusion of broad, often adult themes including religion, conscience, puberty, innocence and knowledge.

What I’m watching with...the writers of Humans

From writing about what happens in a fictional five star luxury hotel to artificial intelligence, Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley have had a successful career in British television writing.

In 2009 the pair received their first drama credit for BBC One's Hotel Babylon. 

A year later they began writing episodes for BAFTA winning Spooks (MI-5) and soon became the programme’s leading writers.

Now they are the writers of sci-fi Channel 4 show Humans, which explores the presence of synths (human-like-robots) in people’s homes. 

This week's top TV: 26 October - 1 November

The Dresser

Monday

Scream Queens

E4

10pm


Pop stars Ariana Grande and Joe Jonas are among the all-star cast of Scream Queens 
(Credit: Channel 4/Matthias Clamer/Fox)

Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts star in sorority slasher flick Scream Queens, a modern take on a whodunit, where anyone could be the murderer, or the next victim.

New David Attenborough documentary series The Hunt comes to BBC One

An Arctic Fox (Credit: BBC Pictures)

The BBC has announced that a new seven-part natural history series, The Hunt, is to start next Sunday, 1 November, on BBC One at 9pm.

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series comes from producers Alastair Fothergill (The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet) and Huw Cordey (Planet Earth, South Pacific). 

Behind the Scenes: The One Show

In this episode, as part of our Behind the Scenes series, we take a look at the production process at The One Show. Known for its topical magazine style and famous guests, The One Show is hosted by Alex Jones and former Blue Peter star Matt Baker. The team bring daily live entertainment to our screens, so join us to see how they bring the show to life. 

 

The Great British Bake Off winners - where are they now?

What started out as a humble amateur baking contest has now gripped the nation, as we've tears and tantrums in the baking tent.

With thoughts turning to this year’s final, it begs the question: what are the former winners up to now?

Nancy Birtwhistle

Last year's nail-biting final saw Birtwhistle triumph over bookie's favourite Richard Burr.

Since winning she has launched her own cooking website and has appeared on a number of food shows such as BBC Good Food Spring in April . 

Major new drama One Of Us announced for BBC One

Filming is set to begin for new BBC modern thriller One Of Us.

The series is written by Harry and Jack Williams, the duo behind gripping drama The Missing.

Set between Edinburgh and The Highlands, the four-part series explores the fragile relationship between the once-close Elliot and Douglas families in the aftermath of two murders.