An RTS Republic of Ireland panel look at what people in Ireland are watching on television.
“Up until then we’d been making pretty good telly – and we continue to make amazing telly – the year before Chernobyl we won the BAFTA for Patrick Melrose.
“But I think Chernobyl was the moment everybody said: ‘We’ve got to take you guys really seriously.’ We’re shoulder to shoulder with the very best people in the world now.”
To date, Chernobyl has won seven RTS awards and numerous other prizes.
Asa Butterfield talks to Caroline Frost about starting his career as a young actor, the making of Sex Education and what to expect in series three of the hit Netflix series.
Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky UK, joins Minnie Stephenson in conversation to discuss Originals, Sky’s commitment to sustainability and diversity, opportunities for independent producers and the long-term impact of the pandemic on the media industry.
David Mitchell, Robert Webb and writer Simon Blackwell discuss the making of the upcoming series of Back and what to expect for series two.
Series two offers six new episodes of the “will they, won’t they” drama, in which Welsh cop Miranda Blake (Elen Rhys) and German colleague Max Winter (Julian Looman) spar and solve crime on the Spanish island.
The cast and crew of The Mallorca Files discuss the making of the upcoming second series at a Q&A event.
Martin Freeman, Simon Blackwell, Daisy Haggard and Chris Addison discuss the making of Sky's original comedy series Breeders.
Breeders is produced by Avalon and FX Productions for FX Networks and Sky Originals. The online RTS panel event was chaired by Edith Bowman.
The dream occurred five or six years ago. “I knew I’d gone through this many times in real life. I was going up the stairs to shout at my children,” he recalls.
“With each step I was talking myself down ‘You know you’re better than this and they won’t respond positively.’
“I thought I’d got the better of my temper before I opened the children’s bedroom door, but I opened the door and exploded.”
Comedy is hard graft. But comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan made light work of an RTS session that turned the spotlight on the pair’s hilarious Sky One entertainment documentary series, Rob and Romesh Vs.
In the series the likely lads gamely take on unfamiliar worlds and situations. It could be basketball or more unlikely still, ballet.
They even underwent the agonies of colonic irrigation for the benefit of the cameras – an experience Ranganathan told the RTS he still regrets – while in LA getting the lowdown on the NBA.