RTS/IET Public Lecture with Sir Paul Nurse

This lecture will examine the ways in which science is changing the world and how the world needs to respond to these changes. Sir Paul will explain how scientific knowledge has brought about revolutions in the ways that we live and in the technologies that support society.

The lecture will be chaired by Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide. Fujitsu are sponsoring the arrival drinks and reception.

All tickets to this Public Lecture cost £10. BOOK HERE.

RTS Student Television Awards 2016

The Awards celebrates the work of student television across the UK, attended by key industry figures, students and tutors. Comedian and TV presenter Mark Dolan will present the awards.

The itinerary for the day is as follows:

1.00pm: Registration and Lunch 

2.00pm: RTS Student Television Awards Ceremony

3.30pm – 5.00pm: Drinks Reception


To see the nominees for the 2016 Student Television Awards, click here

RTS Legend Cilla Black remembered

Cilla Black

Cilla Black, the singer and much-loved television presenter, has died.

Black’s showbiz career began in the clubs of Liverpool, where she often sang alongside her friends The Beatles.

It was John Lennon and Paul McCartney who wrote Black’s first single, Love of the Loved, which went to number 35 in the charts. However, it was her version of Anyone Who Had a Heart, originally recorded by Dionne Warwick, that propelled her to number one and set her on the way to becoming a national treasure.

November awards at the Hilton, Deansgate

The RTS North West Awards 2015 will again be held at the Hilton in Manchester.

The awards will be presented by Liverpool-born actor and presenter Ted Robbins.

The night is planned to start with a drinks reception at 6.15pm; then dinner will be served at 7pm and finally the awards ceremony will start at 9pm.


If you would like to book a table, please email events manager Rachel Pinkney under rachelpinkney@yahoo.co.uk.


Tips in 60 seconds... How to make it in drama production

Drama is a brilliant genre to work in, but you need to have a real passion for it to succeed, says Patrick Spence, Managing Director of Fifty Fathoms Productions.
Patrick started out as a script editor on Cracker, before going on to commission shows including Waking the Dead and Line of Duty. Since founding Fifty Fathoms, he has executive produced Sky Atlantic crime thriller Fortitude and RTS award-winning Marvellous.

RTS Conferences

Events in television don't get much bigger than the RTS Cambridge Convention and the RTS London Conference. Held on alternate years, each event brings together the senior leaders and CEOs from the global TV industry for discussion and debate, setting the agenda for the future media year. 


RTS Cambridge Convention


Every two years the most recognisable faces, influential names and powerful voices of television converge for three days of stimulating talks, chaired by one of the UK's main broadcasters. 

RTS Student Awards broadcast on Sky Arts


The RTS Student Television Awards nominated films will be broadcast on Sky Arts in the next few months.

The award ceremony was held at BFI Southbank on Friday 5 June and celebrated the very best talent in student production.

Sunday Dinner with the Morgans will be the first shown on air on 17th July.

The rest will be broadcast during August and September and will all be featured on the on-demand collection boxset once broadcast. 

Below is the schedule for RTS finalists on Sky Arts: