RTS Wales

RTS Cymru Annual Lecture 2019: Jane Tranter

Thank you to RTS Cymru Wales for inviting me to give this year’s lecture. It’s a privilege to be with you all here tonight, particularly as we’re here in this shiny building – the new home for Cardiff University’s prestigious school of journalism, media and cultural studies as well as, of course, BBC Wales.

Opportunities such as this give a rare chance to reflect publicly on what has been an incredible few years - a constant and glorious work in progress that myself and the other Bad Wolves are passionately driven and obsessed by. 

Young talent celebrated at the RTS Cymru Awards

Newcomer award winner Ellis Clark and Industry Breakthrough award winner Sian Thomas (Credit: Huw John)

The awards also saw the launch of two Industry Awards to recognise the work of individuals in behind-the camera roles at the start of their television careers. 

Both awards went to ITV Cymru Wales employees: production specialist Ellis Clark received the Newcomer award and journalist Sian Thomas, the Industry Breakthrough award. The latter prize is for TV talent with a minimum of two years’ experience in the industry and at least one on-screen credit.

Comedy and poetic drama hits for RTS Wales at Sinemaes

Front left: Sioned Wiliam, behind her Rhys Gwynfor, Barry Jones, Elen Rhys, and Daniel Glyn

Cardiff Bay was the venue for this year’s ‘Sinemaes’, a week-long pop-up cinema, held at the National Eisteddfod, supported by a partnership of film and TV organisations based in Wales. During the week over 3,300 attended screenings and sessions at Sinemaes, a 36% increase on the number in 2017.

Keeping Faith / Un Bore Mercher

Amanda Rees, Gethin Scourfield, Adrian Bate, and Maggie Russell

The Welsh drama series Keeping Faith/Un Bore Mercher was the very timely subject of an RTS Wales panel discussion at the Celtic Media Festival in Llanelli on the 3rd of May.  The series, which stars Eve Myles as a lawyer and mother of three whose husband unexpectedly goes missing, has been making headlines as the most downloaded non-network programme on iPlayer with over 9 million requests, and has developed a cult following across the UK.  Made in both English and Welsh, it was a co-commission for S4C and BBC Wales and the focus of the discussion was the ‘back-to-back’ nature of t

Visit to Made in Cardiff TV

For our final event this year, we have 12 places available for this visit, which will provide a behind the scenes look at Cardiff's local television station, Made in Cardiff.  There will be an opportunity to hear from the station's General Manager, Daniel Glyn, and watch a live broadcast from the company's television studio.  Further information about the station can be found at:

Sgwrs gyda Bethan Jenkins AC

Mae hwn yn gyfle i glywed barn Bethan Jenkins AC, Cadeirydd y Pwyllgor Diwylliant, y Gymraeg a Chyfathrebu, y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol, ar gyflwr presennol y cyfryngau yng Nghymru.  Yn ymuno â hi ar y panel fydd Huw Marshall (Cyfarwyddwr Awr Cymru a chyn-bennaeth digidol, S4C), Dr Ruth McElroy (Darllenydd mewn Astudiaethau Teledu, y Cyfryngau a Diwylliant, Prifysgol De Cymru) a Martin Shipton (Prif Newyddiadurwr, y Western Mail).

'In Conversation' - Bethan Jenkins AM

This is an opportunity to hear the views of Bethan Jenkins AM, Chair of the National Assembly's Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee, on the current state of the media in Wales.  Joining her on the panel will be Huw Marshall (Director of Awr Cymru and the former head of digital, S4C), Dr Ruth McElroy (Reader in Television Studies, Media and Culture, University of South Wales) and Martin Shipton (Chief Reporter, Western Mail).