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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.”

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.

BBC Three renews The Rap Game UK

DJ Target and Krept and Konan will return to mentor the rapping talent as they search for the next biggest player in the game.

High-profile rappers such as Ms Banks, Wretch 32, Aitch and AJ Tracey have helped mentor in previous series, and the BBC has promised names just as big for the third.

The programme was filmed across new locations in Manchester.

There is also a new £20,000 cash prize up for grabs along with a mentor scheme to aid the winning artist create and launch new music after the competition.

Clara Amfo announced as the host of BBC Three streetwear competition

Clara Amfo, Marc Jacques Burton and Blondey (Credit: BBC)

The series will see nine of Britain’s up-and-coming creatives showcase their own streetwear brand in the competition. 

The competition blends together fashion, music, sport, celebrity and business, all taking place in the heart of Manchester and culminating in a life-changing prize. 

Grammy Award-winning artist Miguel is the head judge and will be joined by Marc Jacques Burton, an entrepreneur and high-end designer with his own luxury British label MJB, which has dressed the like of Zayn Malik, Tom Hardy and Gigi Hadid.