Watch the highlights from the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2021, sponsored by Apple TV+, presented by Charlene White.
There will also be a new brand campaign and curated collections on ITV Hub and BritBox.
Commissioning Editor Satmohan Panesar said: “Building on last year's celebrations, Black History Month returns to ITV this October.
“Featuring a range of engaging documentaries from some of our highest profile talent; through their personal stories, the films will explore what it means to be black in Britain today.”
The wonderful thing about juggling a tonne of jobs is that every day really is different. My week can swing between discussing a £3,000 Balenciaga coat that looks like a high-vis jacket on Loose Women to explaining the latest Covid infection rates on ITV News. Or travelling across the UK working on my latest long-form programme.
Many hats, many pies but – as my school form teacher would probably still agree – me keeping busy is the best way to stay out of trouble!
Charlene White talks about the importance of changing the way people think about race by starting with a new generation as she accepts the Children's Programme award for IRL with Team Charlene at the RTS Programme Awards 2021, in partnership with Audio Network.
Carolyn McCall offered a robust defence of public service broadcasting during the course of a revealing and wide-ranging interview at the RTS Digital Convention 2020. ITV’s CEO – who was probed by ITV News London and Loose Women presenter Charlene White – also discussed the Black Lives Matter movement, BritBox, ITV’s digital strategy and its response to the coronavirus epidemic.
McCall said that the first Covid-19 lockdown had “brought home to a lot of people” the importance of having “a trusted [TV] source, [with no] disinformation”.
The Chief Executive of ITV said that the coronavirus epidemic had “brought home to a lot of people” the importance of having “a trusted [TV] source, [with no] disinformation”.
But she warned: “A lot of the stuff that goes on air would not be made if it wasn’t for the fact that there are public service broadcasters.”
McCall called for public service broadcasting, which is currently being reviewed by both media regulator Ofcom and the DCMS committee, to be treated fairly.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of ITV, joins Charlene White in conversation as part of the RTS Digital Convention 2020.
Carolyn discusses the importance of PSBs to audiences, BritBox and making on demand bigger and better, the returning market for advertising and how ITV is tackling diversity.
Watch the full session here.
Celebrating the contribution of black people in television, comedy, history and wider culture, ITV will broadcast a host of new programmes and will promote the work of Black artists in the channel’s on-air branding throughout the month.
Alison Hammond: Back To School (w/t)
In this one-hour special, Good Morning Britain’s beloved Brummie Alison Hammond will be going on the definitive school trip.
From Hadrian’s Wall to Hampton Court, Alison will travel across Britain to discover a different side to the history that is taught in schools.
Journalist Charlene White announced the list of nominees for the awards at an event held at the h Club in London.
Eight sessions during the day featured some of TV’s biggest names as well as its rising talent. More than 30 broadcasters, indies and industry bodies took stands in the exhibition hall, offering the inside track to the telly hopefuls. TV magician Dynamo and ITV News presenter Charlene White also made appearances during the day.
Some 900 tickets were sold for the event, which was held in Islington, London on 1 February – with another 400 on the waiting list.