BBC Digital Cities x University of Salford

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

The BBC Digital Cities series is back this week! With two fantastic online panel discussions, in collaboration with the University of Salford and available for free to students, staff and alumni.

“It's BBC Events & Live TV up North! Home grown talent pipelines explored” Wednesday 23rd March (1pm-2pm)

The session will discuss the impact of shows such as Morning Live, Comic Relief, Children in Need and now Eurovision, have had on developing production talent in the North West. The panel will explore hidden roles, the growth of regional production bases and how you can get started in your career in television production.


Katie Thistleton, BBC Radio 1 Presenter


Pete Odgen – Creative Director, BBC Studios

Peter Davey - The Big Night In, Comic Relief and Children In Need, BBC Television

Ceri Rowlands, Head of Talent, BBC Entertainment and Music



“Forever Young: Behind the scenes of young adult scripted TV in the North” Thursday 24th March (1pm-2pm)

The session will explore the impact young adult dramas have on their audiences, how they push boundaries through storytelling and the power they have to represent diversity and inclusion. Through discussing shows such as The Dumping Ground, Sex Education and Waterloo Road the panel will also highlight the importance of nurturing teen talent both on camera and behind the scenes


Caoimhe Ni Chathail (Quiffa) - TV, Radio Presenter and VO artist, BBC


Cameron Roach - Executive Producer, Rope Ladder Fiction

Carissa Hope Lynch Executive Producer, Eleven

Tali Walters - Genre Lead, In-house Drama BBC Studios"


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