RTS events

Channel 4 drama blows whistle on crime

Iuzzolino, who introduced an RTS London event in October, said: “It is one of the very few shows I’ve bought off-script.” In Witch Hunt, an accountant (Ida Waage, played by Westworld actor Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) blows the whistle on corruption, but finds herself subjected to harassment and false accusations.

Series creators and writers Anna Bache-Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen were inspired by the true story of a whistleblower in Norway.

Why We Love True Crime Television

An RTS panel explores why we love true crime television and the genre's enduring success.

Speakers

Jo Clinton Davis, Controller of Popular Factual for ITV and commissioner of shows including An Hour to Catch a Killer with Trevor Mcdonald and the Crime and Punishment strand

Helen Tonge, Managing Director & Executive Producer of Manchester based production company. Title Role TV,  producer of Crimes That Shook Britain

Spitting Image: Lampooning with latex

(credit: BritBox)

When it emerged that BritBox was rebooting Spitting Image, the ITV show that ran for 18 series from 1984 to 1996 and which mercilessly lampooned the Thatcher-Reagan era, there was scepticism that the revival would work.  

Could a collection of latex puppets that had helped redefine TV satire in the pre-digital age be successfully reinvented to send up today’s politicians and celebs?  

King Gary Preview and Q&A

Co-creators Tom Davis and James De Frond, along with cast members Laura Checkley, Romesh Ranganathan and Camille Coduri, join journalist Boyd Hilton for this in-depth discussion into the making of the second series of King Gary, filled with clips and stories from the show.

The cast and creators of Baptiste discuss the upcoming final series

“We didn’t want him to become another police officer… We’ve told big, bold stories that gave [Julien Baptiste] a proper journey – he doesn’t just come in and find out some stuff and go home,” said Jack, the older of the Williams brothers by two years. “It’s about doing the right thing for the show and the characters.”

Jack Williams – plus brother Harry and the actors Tchéky Karyo and Fiona Shaw –were speaking at an RTS event previewing the new series of Baptiste, chaired by the critic and broadcaster Rhianna Dhillon.

From Idea to Screen | RTS Thames Valley

In this RTS Thames Valley session, each stage of getting a script on TV is explained, from how to come up with an idea to the commissioning process.

Chair:

Lyndsay Duthie, CEO, PGGB and RTS TVC Committee

Panellists:

Chloe Seddon, Head of Development, Parable Films

Bianca Gavin, Head of Production, Pulse Films

Karen Redfern, Post-Production Supervisor, (To Olivia)

Dee Allen, Company 3/Method Studios / No Chiefs