Speed date the content creators

Execs from top shows that included The Apprentice, Educating Cardiff and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway were grilled in a series of three-minute dates by a young audience eager to get in and on in telly.

“There are opportunities in documentaries – it feels like an exciting time. There are many more documentary series now compared to when I started,” said producer/director Nicola Brown, whose credits include Channel 4 shows The Secret Life of Four Year Olds and Educating Cardiff. Rig shows in particular, she added, were looking to hire.

RTS announces Craft & Design awards nominees

Wolf Hall

The nominees for this year’s RTS Craft & Design Awards have been announced.

Cilla, Wolf Hall and Fortitude are each nominated for three awards, as are The Eichmann Show, The Keith Lemon Sketch Show and Pets – Wild at Heart.

Comedian Susan Calman will host the awards, which are spread over 27 categories and recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme production.