Countryfile: Anatomy of a Hit
Countryfile launched on the BBC in 1988 to celebrate the ‘beauty and diversity of the British countryside’ and moved in 2009 to a high profile hour-length Sunday night BBC One slot. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, becoming Britain’s most popular weekly factual TV show regularly drawing in audiences of over six million and in February of this year, hit a peak of 9.4 million.
What's the secret of its success? How does it consistently deliver huge Sunday night ratings for BBC One? This exclusive RTS Bristol session will deliver the inside track on Countryfile, looking at the show’s development and creative process, the complexities and challenges of the intense weekly filming schedule and the journalism which has always been an integral element.
2016 has been a busy year for the team, with the launch of daytime spin-off Countryfile Diaries in March and the recent inaugural ‘Countryfile Live’ this summer at Blenheim Palace which attracted more than 125,000 visitors.
Bill Lyons, Executive Editor
Joanna Brame, Series Producer
John Craven, Presenter
Anita Rani, Presenter
Chair: Lynn Barlow, RTS Bristol Chair
Doors Open at 6pm
Session runs 6.30pm-7.45pm
Networking drinks in the bar afterwards until 9pm
£6.50 for non RTS member (includes a free drink after the session)
RTS members are free - please bring along membership card
A limited number of free student/RTS Futures tickets are available too - please bring along student card
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