The RTS London Student Awards was hosted by the event sponsor Channel 4 and was presented by BBC Radio 1’s The Gaming Show Julia Hardy.
Stranger Things, season three
From Thursday 4th July, Netflix
With a release date set for U.S Independence Day, the return of Stranger Things for season three is going to be a big event and one fans have been waiting a long time for.
Creators The Duffer Brothers have promised a darker, funnier series that will be worth the wait.
After exploring over 40 cities across nine series, Richard Ayoade (The Crystal Maze) will pass the baton to Joe Lycett as presenter of Travel Man: 48 hours in... next year.
The series sees Ayoade explore some of the world’s most popular holiday destinations for 48 hours, each journey with a different famous companion to join him on his trip.
The new commissions include a documentary examining if neuroscience can explain the making of murderers, a documentary that follows the journey of an Olympic gold medallist embarking on a daring cycle across the English Channel, and an exploration into the untold stories of the Black Africans who died fighting for Britain in the First World War.
“These are programmes with impact at their core - the power to challenge and provoke, shock and inspire,” said Fatima Salaria, Head of Specialist Factual at Channel 4.
The BBC’s regional producer dominated the news and current affairs categories, with Inside Out winning the News or Current Affairs Story category for its investigation into faulty Ford cars.
Arguably, the world has rarely been more in need of investigative journalism. Corrupt politicians; election meddling, state repression, business shenanigans, cheating in sport.… the list is endless. An RTS Futures event in May was therefore timely, with leading journalists discussing how they seek to right wrongs and bring the powerful to justice.
Truth seeking is not for the faint-hearted: it requires exhaustive research and dogged patience – and, for those journalists investigating the world’s most oppressive regimes, bravery. In truth, it’s probably a young person’s game.
Comedy, the late, great Tony Hancock would often tell his dinner guests, was simply “frustration, misery, boredom, worry – all the things people suffer from”.
This may go some way to explaining the success of a crop of deceptively simple, single-camera comedy-dramas that have all but replaced our more traditional idea of the sitcom in the television schedules.
It’s 4pm on a Friday afternoon, a time of the week when most of us are preparing to wind down the working week. Not Gurinder Chadha, co-creator and director of ITV’s new period drama, Beecham House, otherwise known as “Downton in Delhi”.
She’s at work in a Soho edit suite, putting the finishing touches to another project, her latest movie, Blinded by the Light. The film is based on journalist and broadcaster Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir, Greetings from Bury Park.
The unlikely crime fighting trio, Detective Inspector Rabbit (Matt Berry), Sergeant Strauss (Freddie Fox) and Mabel (Susan Wokoma), band together to track down a serial killer who leaves mysterious markings on their victims.
A brand-new line up has been announced for Junior Bake Off.
Comedian, author and lover of big shirt collars, Harry Hill, will host the new 15-part series.
Joining Hill will be judges Prue Leith, currently a judge on The Great British Bake Off, and Bake Off alumni Liam Charles, fresh from hosting Bake Off: The Professionals.