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High school team win RTS Midlands competition

Their idea for a TV programme, Billy the Bear, featuring a teddy bear who educates and entertains kids, stole the hearts of the judges, winning them a VIP Tour of BBC Birmingham.

Midland’s education programme is now in its third year. The RTS Centre worked with secondary schools in the region, offering year 8 and 9 pupils an insight into the television and visual media industries.

Sir Paul Nurse: "Scientific evidence must be listened to with respect"

Sir Paul Nurse

Sir Paul Nurse delighted his large audience with a passionate defence of science as a revolutionary force that can transform our lives, when he delivered this year’s Royal Television Society and Institution of Engineering and Technology Joint Public Lecture at the British Museum.

In a wide-ranging speech, the Nobel Prize-winning geneticist discussed the approach to science in the media, government and education. And – in advance of the EU referendum – gave strong backing from the scientific community for staying in Europe.

RTS award winner Reggie Yates unveils new series

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Reggie Yates: Worst Weeks

Reggie Yates: Worst Weeks comes fresh off the back of Reggie’s Best Presenter win at the RTS Programme Awards 2016.

He was, in fact, unable to attend the ceremony because he was filming one episode of the Worst Weeks series.

The two-part series will place Reggie in intense situations for one brutal week, asking questions from the inside.