Event Report

Event Report: Emmerdale: Anatomy of a Hit

Emmerdale has been a mainstay of TV production in the Yorkshire region for more than 40 years. It has just had one of its most successful years, winning a raft of awards and having several episodes and storylines singled out for critical acclaim.

A panel of Emmerdale’s finest talked about ITV’s ratings-grabbing “super soap week”, which also involved Coronation Street, last October. The week of extraordinary episodes saw Emmerdale film its biggest stunt and use non-linear story-to dramatise a huge car crash from multiple points of view.

'#swn10' Screening

Toby Cameron,  Llinos Griffin-Williams,  John Rostron,  and  Huw Stephens
(Photos: On Par Productions, used with permission)

The 9th of February saw RTS Wales screen the much anticipated two-part documentary #swn10, an S4C commission produced by Green Bay Media and On Par Productions, celebrating the beloved multi-venue Cardiff music festival SWN - the creation of BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and promoter John Rostron.

Tim Hartley in Conversation with Clive Myrie, BBC News

Clive Myrie is one of the BBC’s most experienced foreign correspondents.  He came to the ATRiuM building of the University of South Wales on the 16th February to join The Royal Television Society for an evening of discussion.

Tim Hartley, Chair of The Royal Television Society Cymru, steered the discussion with a crowd of student journalists, professionals and Clive Myrie fans.

Firstly, how did Clive get in to journalism – and what inspired him?

Visit to Made in Cardiff TV

Visit to Made in Cardiff TV

Former stand-up comedian, Daniel Glyn, is an enthusiastic ambassador for his TV station, which he describes as, "local TV but with loftier ambitions".  Launched in October 2014, Made in Cardiff is part of the Made Television Group, which also has stations in Tyne & Wear, Leeds, Bristol, Liverpool, and Birmingham, broadcasting on Freeview Channel 8 (and also on Virgin and Sky).  On 7th December a group of RTS Members were shown round the station's impressively compact TV studio and gallery, situated in a city centre office block.

Peter Johnston's Dan Gilbert Memorial Lecture

Projects would include “the full release of our digitised news archive to help all in understanding the past” and “capturing the true stories of that period of our history including the experiences of victims and survivors”.

The Director of BBC NI was giving the Dan Gilbert Memorial Lecture, organised by RTS Northern Ireland, at the seventh annual Belfast Media Festival in mid-November.

“This is a time of opportunity for us in this new Charter period,” said Johnston, who warned of dangers ahead.

Event Report: First Dates Uncovered

First Dates C4

The Twenty Twenty Television production is that rare thing among dating shows – it wants audiences to like, not laugh at its lovelorn participants.

“The programme comes out of the docs department of Channel 4 so it’s not an entertainment programme, although it is entertaining,” said Sayers, who produces the series. “As much as it’s about love, dating and the funny, flirty, sexy things happening in the restaurant, it’s a documentary about people.”

First Dates has this amazing way of tackling big topics and themes,” she added.