RTS and Global Action Plan present Making a drama out of a crisis - with special guest Richard Curtis

Research commissioned by environmental charity Global Action Plan this summer shows three quarters (77%) of young people in the UK want to see environmental issues included in drama programmes on TV more than they currently are. 

Richard will be introducing five new film makers, finalists in Global Action Plan’s Flickers of the Future competition who are already working on visions of a positive sustainable future where people and planet thrive. 

BBC commissions War on Plastic follow-up The Fight Goes On

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani (credit: BBC)

The initial episode saw the pair investigate the enormous ‘single use’ plastic crisis and explored how we can help fight against it.

In War on Plastic: The Fight Goes On, Hugh will look at the damaging impact of sandwich packaging, of which the UK eats around six million per day.

As Hugh investigates how much of the plastic-lined packaging is actually recycled, he comes to realise that the industry is hiding some sinister secrets about their waste management.