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What (more) TV’s on at the RTS in October? Including Jed Mercurio

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

You really have to keep an eye on the RTS. For weeks, their events programme has included a session with ‘one of the country’s most high profile TV writers’. Nope. No details.

But now we know who it is, at last – it’s Jed Mercurio. Well, they weren’t wrong, were they?

In conversation with Jed Mercurio

Date: Thursday, October 15
Timings: 12.30pm
Location: Zoom

Jed Mercurio is the acclaimed writer who now also produces and directs. From this wide perspective, he’s able to tell us how writing really works in television today, and how writers can best enter the industry. Plus insights into how you can write compelling drama that keeps audiences wanting more.

Jed’s writing credits include Line of Duty, The Bodyguard, Bodies, Cardiac Arrest and The Grimleys. Hosted by William Gallagher in conjunction with the Writers’ Guild.

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What TV’s on at the RTS in September and October? Including Think You Know About TV?

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

It’s been a bit of a break since the previous rundown of RTS events, so there’s a bumper crop to work our way through this week, some this month, some next. In fact, one’s tomorrow.

There’s a quiz, there’s something worthy with Richard Curtis and then there’s the Baird Lecture. Full details are after the jump…

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What (yet more) TV’s on at the RTS in July? Including Cracking the Format and It’s All About the Sound

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

Yes! More RTS events!

Cracking the Format – alchemy or science?

Date: Thursday 9 July
Timings: 1pm-2pm

An exploration of the elements that make a successful and long-running format from the teams developing some of the most vibrant formats on TV today. We ask what makes a hit format? How do you keep it fresh? And what’s the appetite for formats in the current COVID climate?

RTS Southern presents a webinar with:

Rob Butterfiield and Hannah Lamb from Ricochet, the creators of formats such as the hugely successful Repair Shop (now in its fifth season for the BBC), Cowboy Builders (ten series for Channel Five) and Food Unwrapped (with a mighty 165 episodes ready to watch on All4).

Sarah Freethy, an Executive Producer tasked with creating branded formats for Woodcut Media and the development brains behind The Hotel Inspector (Channel 5), Country House Rescue (Channel 4) and The Food Hospital (Channel 4).

Claire Masters and Chris Riley from Topical TV a production company which specialises in building long running formats with many returning over 100 episodes. Currently Topical is producing two long running shows for the BBC – Caught Red Handed and Close Calls on Camera both in their ninth series.

The webinar will be chaired by Derren Lawford, Creative Director of Woodcut Media known for the international hit series such as Fiennes: Return to the Nile, Britain’s Most Evil Killers, Paranormal Captured and How Hacks Work.

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It’s All About The Sound

Date: Tuesday 14 July
Timings: 1pm-2pm

Michael McCarthy in conversation with Richard Sillitto.
Michael shares anecdotes and behind the scenes stories in a relaxed conversation with his longtime colleague, Richard. He covers the changing world of TV since he first started at TV Centre in 1961.

The RTS Lifetime Achievement Award was recently presented to Michael McCarthy, veteran Sound Designer whose career has spanned six decades, and a range of changing technologies.
Michael’s credits include Doctor Who, Morecambe and Wise, Miss World, The Two Ronnies, Top of the Pops, Lennie Henry, Who Dares Wins, The National Lottery and many, many more.
Michael has delivered pristine sound on many iconic moments of TV, from ‘Four Candles’ and ‘All the Right Notes But…’ through to the strange microphone on Blankety Blank.

Richard Sillitto’s sound credits include Dancing on Ice, Strictly Come Dancing, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Would I Lie to You.

Producers: Terry Marsh and Phil Barnes

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What (more) TV’s on at the RTS in July? Including The Salisbury Poisonings

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

The RTS has another event lined up for July – next week, in fact!

TV’s Global Game

Date: Monday 6 July
Timings: 2pm-3pm

How do you write the biggest new BBC drama since 2018? Join Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson as they reveal the writing process behind The Salisbury Poisonings and talk about their jump from the newsroom to drama!

Declan Lawn spent 10 years as an investigative reporter for BBC Panorama. As a screenwriter, he is inspired by the capacity for television drama to act as a companion to journalism, telling powerful stories about how the modern world really works.

Adam Patterson spent years working as a photojournalist and producing current affairs documentaries. Working on award-winning programmes such as the BBC’s Panorama and Unreported World, he specialised in societal issues about youth and their place in world.

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What TV’s on at the RTS in July? Including TV’s Global Game

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

Do you know, I think the RTS is now doing more events than it was pre-COVID? How fascinating. Here’s the latest Zoom webinar.

TV’s Global Game

Date: Thursday 2 July
Timings: 2pm-3pm

Ever wonder what makes the TV industry global?

How do our favourite gameshows and dramas make their way on to screens all around the world? Well, behind every TV mega-hit there’s a distribution team who have orchestrated the success and turned them into worldwide brands. And at every broadcaster, a team of acquisitions experts select the best shows to buy or invest in.

In this webinar, leading figures in the UK lift the lid on how TV’s global game is played and how you can find your way in.

Speakers to be announced

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