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Meet...Ashley John-Baptiste

Ashley had his first experience in front of the camera as an X Factor finalist with boy band The Risk shortly after graduating from Cambridge University.

After leaving the music show during the live finals, he was asked to front a documentary on life in the care system and his own experiences in care. It was this experience working on the BBC Three documentary that sparked his ambition to become a journalist.

Winners of the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018 announced

The BBC News team with their award for International News Coverage (Credit: RTS/Richard Kendal)

Victoria Derbyshire took home two awards for Network Presenter and Interview of the Year for her powerful interview with football abuse victims.

Sky News won the News Channel of the Year award in a closely contested category, and was also presented with the Breaking News award for its remarkable coverage of the Manchester Terror Attack. CNN International was rewarded with Scoop of the Year for its courageous and enterprising storytelling about the Libya Slave Market.

Who's who in Troy: Fall of a City

Troy: Fall of a City (BBC/Wild Mercury Productions)

The eight-part series, written by The Night Manager’s David Farr, will portray the epic story of a battle between mortals and gods – and the turbulent romance which sparks the Trojan War.

Told from the perspective of the Trojan family at the heart of the siege, Troy: Fall of a City follows the love affair between Queen Helen and Prince Paris. The romance and subsequent elopement triggers a war between the Trojans and the Greeks as Helen’s jilted husband King Menelaus seeks to get his wife back.

Red Planet Pictures hunts for aspiring screenwriters

Red Planet Pictures CEO Tony Jordan also created Hustle (Credit: BBC)

Writers are invited to submit a spec script and the prize winner will receive a script commission and development opportunities with ITV.

The competition, which first launched in 2007, is designed to find the next generation of writing talent and entrants are asked to “think big, think bold, think how they can make their ideas stand out in a competitive marketplace.”

BBC World Service expansion plans discussed at RTS London centre event

On the back of a £290m funding boost, BBC World Service is in the middle of its biggest expansion since the 1940s.

Its growth – in “areas of common interest” for the BBC and the Foreign Office, which is footing the bill – will see new TV, radio and digital services launched around the world in existing and 12 new languages, including Gujarati, Korean, Pidgin, Serbian and Yoruba.