What TV’s on at the RTS in June? Including Why We Love Property Shows

Every so often, TMINE flags up what new TV events the Royal Television Society is holding around the UK

With both BAFTA and the BFI slowly thawing out their schedules, let’s not be too surprised that the RTS is doing the same, albeit through the medium of the Zoom seminar.

Not much notice for these one, but if you want something to watch during lunchtime tomorrow, both are up for grabs. If you like property shows, the first looks a doozy, while the second examines what we’ve been watching during lockdown – and why.

Why We Love Property Shows

Date: Tuesday 2 June
Timings: 1pm-2pm

As part of the Why We Love … series of discussions which celebrate our most loved TV genres, the RTS will be turning its attention to ever popular property formats.

Property is a very British obsession and there have been a multitude of hugely successful TV formats. From selling houses, buying houses, building houses, moving to the country, moving to the sea, downsizing, upsizing … the list goes on and our appetite does not seem to wane. So why do we love property shows? How have they changed as society (and the housing market) have changed, what are the key ingredients to a successful property show and where will the format go from here?

Why We Love … Property Shows brings together a fantastic panel of experts, presenters, producers and commissioners to discuss the genre’s enduring success.


  • Kirstie Allsopp, TV presenter and property expert whose property show credits include Location, Location, Location and Love it Or List It
  • Damion Burrows, Architect, Director of dmba architects and presenter, whose property show credits include Grand Designs: House of the Year and Your Home Made Perfect
  • Sarah Lazenby, Head of Features and Formats, Channel 4
  • Nick Knowles, TV presenter, producer and writer whose show credits include DIY SOS, Wild About Your Garden and Home is where the Art Is
  • Kitty Walshe, Co MD of Remarkable, the production company responsible for Your Home Made Perfect, The House that £100k Built and Restoration Home
  • Chaired by Boyd Hilton, Entertainment Director Heat magazine, Deputy Editor @PilotTVmag, TV & films reviewer and critic

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Lockdown viewing

Date: Tuesday 2 June
Timings: 1pm-2pm

With millions of us confined to our homes during lockdown, TV viewing has rocketed as audiences turn to both traditional broadcasters and streaming services to keep them informed and entertained. Viewing figures show that lockdown has had a dramatic impact on what we watch with trends varying significantly by demographic. So, what’s been working and why? And to what extent will new behaviours persist post lockdown? How will broadcasters sustain their resurgence in an age of streaming? And what lessons can be learnt from this unique period in our history to shore up the future of UK broadcasting longer term?


  • Justin Sampson, CEO, BARB
  • Martin Greenbank, Head of Advertising Research & Development at Channel 4
  • Rachel Shaw, BBC Head of Content Portfolio, Audiences, BBC
  • Jonathan Thompson, CEO, Digital UK
  • Chaired by Kate Bulkley, media commentator and journalist