Category Archives: TV

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 27/02/2015


BBC Bristol is filming an episode of the BBC1 antiques programme Flog It! at Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass on Thursday 23rd April 2015, and we are looking for 10 people aged 18 or over to be Event Runners on the day. The role will include assisting in co-ordinating the public and our film crews, organising refreshments, helping to set up the space and also dealing with some of the antiques.

It is a great opportunity for students who are looking to gain experience in television and the media, and to see what happens on a day’s filming for the BBC. We will offer a casual contract and pay the minimum wage. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day. We would be grateful if you could pass the enclosed poster onto students that you feel this would appeal to.

If there are students who are interested, they can contact us by email:

Successful applicants must have a current passport OR full birth certificate with NI Card/P45/P60 for registration and identification purposes.

If you require any further information please call us on 0117 974 7839.


Top 5 Inspiring TED Talks

Have you heard of TED? They are a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

I love watching TED and TEDx talks on YouTube, and I thought that today I would share a few of my favourite talks.

Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

TEDxVancouver – Sean Aiken – What Makes You Come Alive?

Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter …

Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

The hidden meanings in kids’ movies: Colin Stokes at TEDxBeaconStreet

Do you have a favourite TED or TEDx talk? Link me up in the comments!

BAFTA Scholarship Programme

BAFTA has now opened applications for two of its scholarship programmes, today we have some information for you about these fantastic opportunities!bafta

First the BAFTA Scholarship Programme, which assists talented UK nationals in need of financial support to study a post-graduate course in film, television or games in the UK, is now accepting applications for the forthcoming academic year. The deadline for applications is Monday 16 June.

Each BAFTA Scholar will receive up to £10,000 towards their course fees for a year, mentoring support from BAFTA members and free access to BAFTA events around the UK.  For a second year, three of the chosen scholars will receive the Prince William Scholarship in Film, Television and Games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros. These scholarships are awarded in the name of HRH The Duke of Cambridge in his role as President of BAFTA. The recipients will have their fees funded by Warner Bros. and will additionally receive a short funded work placement within the Warner Bros. group of companies, access to a Warner Bros. mentor, and invitations to a series of industry masterclasses.

Further information on eligible courses and how to apply can be found here.


Second, we have opened applications for the BAFTA Yip Foundation Scholarships, which will support Hong Kong residents in need of financial assistance looking to study a postgraduate course in the UK in film, television or games.

The BAFTA Yip Foundation Scholarships will provide two permanent residents of Hong Kong with up to £20,000 towards one year’s course fees at a recognised UK institution, a £10,000 bursary for living expenses, the support of an industry mentor and free access to BAFTA events. The scholarships are part of the wider BAFTA Scholarship Programme in Hong Kong, generously supported by the Yip Foundation, which will also enable up to two UK nationals to study a postgraduate course in Hong Kong.

The BAFTA Scholarship Programme in Hong Kong is the latest addition to BAFTA’s established scholarship programmes in the UK and the US for those in need of financial assistance, and is designed to support UK-Asia cross-cultural exchange. Further information on eligible courses and how to apply can be found here. The deadline for applications is Monday 9 June.

If you have any questions about either of these BAFTA scholarship programmes please email

TV Training in Edinburgh with The Network

The Network offer free TV skills training and their next course will be held in Edinburgh on 22nd – 25th August 2012.

· NO qualifications are needed!

· Successful candidates will work with top producers who make shows for BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4 and get the opportunity to question TV execs who have the power to give them a job.

· Previous trainees have gone on to successful careers in TV, including jobs on QI, Big Brother, Newsround and The X Factor.

If you would like more information contact The Network on 0207 278 9515 or

Fancy a Career on the Telly?

The Network is the charitable arm of the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival and provides the opportunity to attend four days of FREE training in Edinburgh preparing delegates for a career in television.

The Network takes place between 25 and 28 August 2011. Highlights from last year include a masterclass with writer and creator of Shameless, Paul Abbott, a research workshop with Charlie Brooker and the team behind Would I Lie To You? and masterclasses from Putul Verma, Series Producer, Dragons’ Den and Jay Hunt, Chief Creative Officer, Channel 4.

All the people involved are passionate about passing on their skills and insights to those starting their career in television

The Network has helped to launch hundreds of TV careers.

With the exception of travel to and from Edinburgh, everything else, from accommodation and food to the actual workshops, is entirely free. Applications open on February 14 2011 and applications are sought via our website at Applicants can save their application form and come back to it as many times as they like until the closing date – 15 April 2011.

Note: This is a shortened version of an email we received from The Network