Wales

Beyond Tokenism – Cardiff

Creative Diversity Network and RTS Wales are inviting the Welsh unscripted production community to take part in an in-depth conversation about diversity and representation on-screen. 

Areas for consideration include casting diverse contributors (with a particular focus on disabled and BAME contributors), appropriate use of language and reflecting the whole of Wales.

This is an opportunity for everyone to share their own experiences and open up the discussion on the challenges and choices around representation.

In Conversation with Russell T Davies: Sold Out!

The Royal Television Society commemorates its 60th year in Wales with an evening dedicated to Swansea-born Russell T Davies on Monday 28 October at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Russell is responsible for such groundbreaking shows such as Queer As Folk and the multi award-winning A Very English Scandal, starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw.

His 2019 drama series Years And Years, set in a near-future where British society teeters on the edge of collapse and starring Emma Thompson and Anne Reid, has received global critical acclaim.

Comedy celebration time in Sinemaes | Dathlu comedi yn Sinemaes

Part of RTS Cymru Wales' 60th anniversary celebrations, the first event will be held on Monday 5 August at 3.00pm when media commentator Tim Hartley will be introducing clips from half a dozen classics from the TV archives over the past 60 years.
 
Voting forms will be available throughout the week for Sinemaes audiences to pick their favourite programme from the list. The show with the most votes will be shown on Saturday 10 August at 3.30pm.
 

Obituary: Mari Griffith, 1940-2019

Mari Griffith with former RTS Cymru Wales Chair Tim Hartley

It was the measure of her professionalism and wit that she could offer advice while gently chiding her fellow continuity announcers.

Mari Griffith, though, was much more than a radio announcer. She was, in turn, a singer, presenter, independent producer and, in her later years, a successful novelist. Mari, who has died at the age of 79, was also a long-standing RTS Wales Centre Committee member.

Beyond Tokenism: Reflecting diversity on-screen

Areas for consideration include casting diverse contributors (with a particular focus on disabled and BAME contributors), appropriate use of language and reflecting the whole of Wales.

This is an opportunity for everyone to share their own experiences and open up the discussion on the challenges and choices around representation.

The free-of-charge event will be held at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff on June 6th.

BBC announces major investment in Scotland and Wales

BBC Scotland

The corporation is launching a new English-language channel in the nation.

From September 2018, BBC Scotland will broadcast nightly from 7pm, and will contain its own hour-long nightly news programme at 9pm (15 minutes at 7pm weekends) which will be edited and presented from Scotland.

The BBC is investing £19m in the channel and in surrounding digital developments, and will oversee the creation of around 80 new journalist posts. Together with existing funding, that will give the channel an initial budget of around £30m.