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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.”

Zara McDermott to present new dating series Love In The Flesh

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

The potential couples are taken 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.

Personal reasons and factors such as location have prevented these wannabe couples from meeting in person.

Comfort Classic: The Young Ones

Few TV shows are held responsible for blowing apart the genre they belong to, but that was the legacy of The Young Ones. The incendiary BBC Two sitcom redefined the parameters of comedy by making an embarrassment out of elements of the genteel English suburban sitcom, exemplified by The Good Life and Ever Decreasing Circles.

From now on, thanks to The Young Ones, sitcom could sit squarely at the heart of youth culture, while those tuxedoed comics who had built their routines on jokes about mothers-in-law found themselves beyond the pale.

BBC Three announces the new MCs taking part in The Rap Game UK

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Rap icons Krept & Konan and DJ Target are once again on the hunt for the next big MC to win a £20k cash prize and boost their music career.

For the first time, the series will be filmed in Manchester as the MCs battle it out in various challenges to prove they can make a splash in the industry. 

BBC Three and BBC Northern Ireland announce new series Stitch, Please! With Blu Hydrangea

Blu Hydrangea (credit: BBC)

Hosted by Northern Irish drag queen Blu Hydrangea, who competed in the first series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, the series will follow two contributors each week competing to create a different outfit inspired by iconic designs from the worlds of fashion, film, television and cosplay.

The Misinvestigations of Romesh Ranganathan among the BBC’s new factual entertainment slate

Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Entertainment, Catherine Catton, commented: "The new commissions I’m announcing today demonstrate the strength of the department, with three new series that celebrate and engage with contemporary British life in a timely and relevant way.

"Factual entertainment at the BBC is all about bringing viewers joy and pleasure, and I hope that these new shows continue to do just that.”

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Rick and Morty - series five

Monday

E4, 10pm

Rick and Morty returns for another series of multiversal escapades.

Creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have confirmed there will be more continuity this series, and that series four’s Space Beth is set to play a major part.

Mist to star in new high-octane celebrity challenge series for BBC Three

Each episode of the six-part series will see Mist go behind the wheel and head to head against a celebrity in a driving challenge.

Drift Queen Becky Evans and pro-BMXer Ryan Taylor will support the competitors, while specialists from the scene will mentor and judge.

Mist said: "Cars and driving are a passion of mine and it's a privilege to be working with the BBC on Gassed Up.