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Size Matters: A provocative look at short-form content (RTS FUTURES)

From YouTube to Channel 4, Snapchat to BBC Three, the revolution is happening and you can be a part of it!

RTS Futures is hosting a unique event where we invite you to learn from some of the greatest short-form pioneers.

An esteemed panel of industry leaders is ready to share their advice, trends and insights. Topics include how to create a career online, what short videos gets commissioned and what the future holds for emerging creative talent.

Channel 4 wins big at the Grierson Awards

Grayson Perry at the Grierson Awards

Channel 4 swept the boards at last night’s Grierson Awards, which celebrate documentaries that have made a significant contribution to the form.

RTS award-winner Grayson Perry was crowned Documentary Presenter of the Year for his Channel 4 series Who Are You? with Grierson Trust chairman Lorraine Heggessey calling Perry a national treasure who “is an interviewer who gets under the skin of his subjects and an artist who captures their essence.”

Rose Matafeo’s hit romcom Starstruck to return for third series

Tom (Nikesh Patel) and Jessie (Rose Matafeo) in Starstruck (credit: BBC)

Co-written by Matafeo, Alice Snedden and Nic Sampson, the upcoming six-part third series of Starstruck will continue to tell the story of millennial Londoner Jessie (Matafeo) as she faces the consequences of being romantically entangled with the famous movie star Tom, played by Nikesh Patel (Four Weddings And A Funeral).           

BBC Three commissions new gay dating show with Dannii Minogue

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The eight-part series will follow ten single men as they pack their bags and travel to Europe to find their Mr Right, aided by singer TV star and LGBTQ+ ally Dannii Minogue.

Each man will be paired up with the person who is their strongest match on paper and as soon as they meet, they will share a kiss. 

There will be no time for any flirting or small talk, the pairs will have to convey everything they want to say in a single kiss.

However, in this summer of love, everyone could be a romantic interest, so whose eyes will wander and which couples will ignite a spark?

BBC Three acquires dating show FBoy Island

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Hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser, the ten-part reality dating competition sees three single women sort the good boys from the bad boys. 

Sarah, Nakia and CJ are the three women looking for a serious relationship and are ready to settle down and find a man that really cares about them. 

They will have 24 men to choose from, but the twist is that only half of the guys are wanting to form a relationship, while the other half are self-confessed bad boys who are in it solely for the cash prize. 

Meet the contestants of BBC Three’s Love in the Flesh

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Hosted by Zara McDermott, the eight-part series will follow five potential couples who have already matched through dating apps or social media but are yet to meet face to face.

The couples will be whisked away to a beach house in Greece for a week, away from their screens and the pressures of daily life to see if they can find love in the flesh.

Some of the couples have been talking for weeks, some years, but they have only interacted through apps, stories and DMs, so will their online persona match their real-world self?

Wim Hof to freeze celebs for new BBC Three adventure series

Extreme athlete Wim Hof, aka The Iceman, will train eight celebrities for a series of physically and mentally draining challenges over six episodes.

The intrepid contestants include musical theatre legend Alfie Boe OBE, singer songwriter Chelcee Grimes, Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Dianne Buswell, sports presenter Gabby Logan MBE, Welsh weatherman-drummer Owain Wyn Evans, former footballer Patrice Evra, rapper Professor Green and actress Tamzin Outhwaite.

BBC Three announces mental health documentary with James Arthur

The incredibly personal documentary, James Arthur: Out of Our Minds (working title), will take place in the Northeast where Arthur grew up and has returned to after many years living in London.

Middlesbrough born singer Arthur will be open up about his mental health problems and issues he has had with antidepressants as he prepares to go out on tour. 

A government review discovered that 7.3 million, around 17% of the adult population are taking anti-depressants.

First look images released for comedy horror Wrecked

Thaddea Graham and Oscar Kennedy (Credit: BBC)

Created and written by Ryan J. Brown, the comedy horror - with an element of slasher - takes place aboard The Sacramentum cruise ship. 

New recruit 20-year-old Jamie (Oscar Kennedy, Ladhood) has joined the ship to try and infiltrate the 3,000 strong crew in a tense race to find his missing sister, who was working on the same ship during a previous tour but vanished mid charter. 

As Jamie learns the realities of cruise life, he discovers the different tribes within the staff, from the theatre kids, to the mafias, to the low paid workers.