Join RTS Scotland for this unique opportunity to hear from the creatives on a new programme about to spring onto our TV screens.
Representation of disabled people on and off screen has risen in recent years, but it is still woefully short of reflecting the reality of Britain today.
A lively panel of disabled talent will debate why this is, how good or not portrayal is and what more can be done.
Contract negotiations with the BBC broke down when the corporation reportedly wouldn't match Channel 4's offer.
The shock announcement was followed by the news that presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc would not be following the show after it left BBC One. Star judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have not yet confirmed if they will stay with the production.
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.
Telly creatives let out a collective sigh of relief as artificial intelligence expert Demis Hassabis ruled out the possibility of computers replacing them any time soon.
“We are a long way from machines being truly creative,” said the founder of machine learning start-up DeepMind Technologies. But, Hassabis warned: “I don’t think it’s impossible.”
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.”
The challenges of a shifting TV landscape will be discussed by television executives at this year's RTS Cambridge Convention, chaired by BBC Director-General Tony Hall.
If Channel 4 was being set up for the first time today, “you would not plonk it in SW1,” observed Alex Mahon, its newish Chief Executive. She explained that she had an advantage coming in fresh to the London-based broadcaster in October 2017, when it needed a deal with government on a new national HQ and dispersing jobs to the regions.
Family Cooking Showdown
Monday: BBC Two, 7.00pm
Returning for a brand-new series, Family Cooking Showdown shakes things up with new presenters Celebrity MasterChef 2017 winner Angellica Bell and Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks.
Old People’s Home for Four-Year-Olds
Monday: Channel 4, 9.00pm
The three-month experiment returns for a second series, with a new host of frantic pre-schoolers integrating with senior citizens at a retirement village in Nottingham.