Before the pandemic, the UK production sector was stretched for talent, thanks to its extended boom. Now, as the sector revs back up to full speed, the skills issue is becoming even more pressing.
RTS Cymru Wales explores the evolution of the football reporter in this panel discussion, hosted by Steff Garrero, sports producer and BBC broadcaster.
A selection of Wales’ leading football reporters discuss, debate and deconstruct the role of the football reporter and to give an insight into an average day in their lives, from pre match press conference to full time whistle and beyond.
Watch the Welsh language session here.
Twofour Director of Programmes Rachel Innes-Lumsden and Beagle Media CEO Harry Anscombe discuss how lockdown has transformed Devon and Cornwall into a TV production hub.
Hosted by Simon Willis.
The Beast Must Die creators Gaby Chiappe, Dome Karukoski and Nathaniel Parker tell us the stories behind this modern adaption of the novel by Nicholas Blake/Cecil Day Lewis for BritBox, with a special behind the scenes featurette.
Actor Toby Jones, director Sam Miller, writer Robert Jones and executive producer Sue Horth discuss the making of factual drama Danny Boy, the story of a young man’s journey from medal-winning hero to alleged killer, and his search for truth in the fog of war.
In 2009, soldiers from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment found themselves the subject of a major inquiry into allegations of torture and the murder of Iraqi prisoners.
The inquiry lasted five gruelling years and eventually concluded that the allegations were untrue and “deliberate and calculated lies”. A decade after the story made headlines, the high-stakes investigation and the wider theme of morality in war is being dramatised in BBC Two’s Danny Boy through the eyes of one of the soldiers involved in the case, Brian Wood.
I can’t believe it’s been 10 years,” said Helen George, who plays Nurse Trixie Franklin in Call the Midwife. “It’s been a fantastic ride, from not knowing if it was going to be more than six episodes to here – 10 years later.”
Rare is the TV drama that makes it to its tenth series. But, since the programme detailing the ever-eventful happenings at the nursing convent of Nonnatus House first appeared on 15 January 2012, it has become a Sunday-evening staple.
RTS NETB explores how teams got creative to keep dramas and soaps such as Vera and Emmerdale in production during lockdown.
The “Covid – creativity in a Crisis” panel includes Emmerdale director Ian Bevitt, Danny & Mick production co-ordinator Victoria Griffin, Teesside-based independent producer Matt McGough (Ithica Films) and Fahima Chowdhury, Line Producer for Vera.
Lucy Bristowe, Sky Media’s Director of Insight and Research, Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, Sony Pictures Television, Sarah Rose, Chief Operating and Commercial Officer, ViacomCBS, UK, and Justin Sampson, CEO, BARB, discuss why the TV sector needs to measure on-demand audiences and how BARB is rising to the challenge with its reporting of audiences for these services. Plus, some previously unreported figures on series four of The Crown are revealed by BARB.
The RTS celebrates 10 years of Call the Midwife with series writer Heidi Thomas and cast members Helen George, Leonie Elliott and Jenny Agutter.
As the iconic show heads into 1966 for the upcoming 10th series, the panel discuss what lies ahead for the next series and look back at some of the memorable storylines and the big historical events that impacted the lives of the midwives and nuns at Nonnatus House over the past nine series.