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Online Webinar, via Zoom

Meet the Commissioner (Factual): Tom Giles, Controller of Current Affairs, ITV

WFTV Chair, Liz Tucker will be in conversation with Tom Giles, Controller of Current Affairs at ITV who will share his thoughts about what makes great television and explain what you need to do to get that elusive commission.

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Meet the Commissioner (Factual): Tom Giles, Controller of Current Affairs, ITV
Meet the Commissioner (Factual): Tom Giles, Controller of Current Affairs, ITV

Time & Location

03 Mar 2022, 18:00 – 19:00

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

Have you got a fantastic idea for a ground-breaking documentary or series? Would you like to find out how to get your programme proposal commissioned?

WFTV Chair, Liz Tucker will be in conversation with Tom Giles, Controller of Current Affairs at ITV who will share his thoughts about what makes great television and explain what you need to do to get that elusive commission.

Tom’s department is responsible for a wide range of shows Tonight, Exposure; Peston on Sunday; The Martin Lewis Money Show; On Assignment; The Kyle Files; Fraud Squad; Eat, Shop, Save; School Swap: The Class Divide and the documentary strand Exposure.

Tom Giles, Controller of Current Affairs, ITV

Before becoming Controller of Current Affairs, ITV, Tom worked at the BBC, where his roles included looking at the future of the corporation’s current affairs output; working as creative director in the specialist factual department; and editing Panorama.

Notable programmes during his time as Panorama editor included the BAFTA-winning Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed and Fifa’s Dirty Secrets, controversially broadcast three days before the football governing body’s vote on the staging of the World Cup.

Event Schedule:

17:55: Please join the webinar waiting room

18:00: Liz Tucker in conversation with Tom Giles

18:45: Attendee Q&A opens

19:00: Finish

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk

At WFTV we’re really keen to ensure that all our events are accessible for everyone. So if you have any particular access needs, please can you let us know before an event and we will do our best to accommodate you. We would be grateful if you can give us as much notice as possible – please contact admin@wftv.org.uk

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