RTS Thames Valley goes behind the scenes of the iconic and historic TV outside broadcast, Christmas Carols from Kings, with the production team including TV Director Ian Russell, Lighting Director Bernie Davis and Head of OB Operations Peter Taylor, in conversation with Tim Marshall.
As this RTS exploration of powerful moments in TV political interviews unfolded, it quickly became clear just how extraordinary 2020 has been, even in an era of jaw-dropping statements from politicians and startling TV encounters.
ITV News’ Tom Bradby joins John Whittingdale MP, broadcaster, journalist and political commentator Ayesha Hazarika and writer and director Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard) to discuss their top political moments across the decades
John Whittingdale, MP, Minister of State for Media and Data, speaking at an RTS event said that in the 1980s ITV’s Brian Walden would devote all his hour-long programme to a set-piece interview with a senior politician.
“Several times I helped Margaret Thatcher prepare for a Walden interview,” he recalled. “We don’t have that in-depth interview any longer.
An RTS Futures panel discusses the initiatives encouraging production teams to embed sustainability into the programmes you see on screen - from drama, right through to comedy, and of course, high-impact environmental shows. They also offer practical advice about how everyone can play their part in making productions more environmentally friendly, like carbon calculating, sustainable lighting, and meat-free meals.
In conversation with Tim Marshall, Jeff Foulser, Executive Chairman, Sunset and Vine, talks about his life in sports TV and how the industry has changed, both in terms of technology and business over the past decade.
Welsh journalist, broadcaster, weather presenter and drummer Owain Wyn Evans discusses his career with RTS Cymru.
ITV News Anglia presenter Becky Jago speaks with Hannah Ingram-Moore, Sir Captain Tom Moore's daughter and a marketing and strategy expert, and Rebecca Haworth, the first journalist to meet Sir Tom. They discuss the Bedfordshire veteran's headline-making lockdown campaign.
Lindsay Bradbury, Commissioning Editor, BBC Daytime and Early Peak, Sarah Eglin, Executive Producer at Optomen TV and Sabrina Ferro, Production Executive, speak to Perjeet Aujla, Series Producer, about some of the practical aspects of production in lockdown, including safety, budgets and home working, and consider the potential for new ways of working and the creative opportunities that may have emerged over the past few months.
BBC Radio 2's Richie Anderson talks to Dancing on Ice's Executive Producer Clodagh O’Donoghue, Series Editor Sam Rees Jones and Creative Producer, Sita Patel to find out what it takes to make the programme, what it’s like filming on ice, what happens when there are slip ups, how the team revived the show and their most enjoyable moments.