Early Evening Events

Sky Arts and RTS present The South Bank Show Live

Edited and presented by Melvyn BraggThe South Bank Show is the longest-running arts show on British television and has showcased both high art and popular culture to a mass audience for over 40 years.

Television drama has been a prioritised subject on the show since its inception in 1978, and the new four-part series, which will air in July on Sky Arts – the UK’s only TV channel dedicated to arts, music and culture - profiles some of the most powerful and celebrated British television drama writers working today.

Why We Love…Food | Highlights

The highlights from our panel discussion on the ingredients to make a successful cooking show and the future of the genre.

To discuss we have Channel 4’s Head of Features & Formats, Sarah Lazenby; Managing Director of Shine TV, Tanya Shaw; restauranteur, food writer and presenter and cook, Nisha Katona MBE and cook, bestselling author and champion of sustainable, nourishing food Melissa Hemsley.

Our Planet Q&A | Highlights

Following a screening of the Our Planet episode Frozen Worlds, members of the crew, including series producer, Keith Scholey, producer Sophie Lanfear, camera operator Jamie McPherson and assistant producer​ Olly Scholey, spoke to Lynn Barlow about how the episode was made.

The panel shared their experiences working on the nature series and how it was created.

“I was introduced to people in the neighbourhood, which helped”: 4 Blocks creative team talk making drama

Kida Khodr Ramadan (Ali “Toni” Hamady) at the screening (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

4 Blocks tells the story of the Hamady crime family, which is engaged in a bloody fight for control of the drug trade in the Neukölln district of Berlin with the rival al-Saafi clan.

Kida Khodr Ramadan, who plays the head of the clan, Ali “Toni” Hamady, was at the screening, and told the audience: “It’s a pleasure to see you all here in my first time in London."

RTS gets festive with a look at Christmas TV past, present and future

Anita Singh, Lord Grade, Kate Phillips, Kate Russell (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Over nearly four decades, Michael, now Lord, Grade walked the corridors of power at London Weekend Television, the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV – no one is more qualified to discuss the enduring appeal of Christmas telly.

Lord Grade commissioned many of the nation’s most memorable festive programmes, including the 1986 Christmas Day EastEnders when Den issued Angie with divorce papers. Ratings topped 30 million, although that figure includes viewers of a repeat showing.