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The Holy Grail of TV - Returning Formats | RTS Scotland

An expert panel discusses their favourite factual-entertainment returning series, unpacking what makes them work and why they continue to be ratings winners not just at home but around the world.

Chaired by broadcaster and Homes Under the Hammer presenter, Martel Maxwell, the panel includes:

Jo Street, Head of Daytime and Features at Channel 4

Craig Hunter, Creative Director of Factual at STV Studios

Andrew Jackson, Creative Director at Raise the Roof Productions

Caroline McCaw, Researcher

Mat Marsters, Series Producer at Lion TV

Are The Kids Alright?

Children are the canar­ies in the mine, picking things up first,” obser­ved Greg Childs, direc­tor of the Children’s Media Foundation, as he introduced an RTS debate on how children’s TV and content movers and shakers are adapting to the fact that young people have migrated online.

An optimistic tone was established from the start by Alice Webb, the out­ going head of BBC Children’s and Education, who asserted: “Yes, the kids are absolutely fine. They have more choice than they ever had. They are exercising choice and are after things that interest them.