The Royal Television Society Wales has announced an ‘In conversation’ event with Simon Winstone, Head of Drama, Wales, BBC Studios, and Arwel Wyn Jones, Production Designer, Doctor Who.

The event will take place in the USW Atrium Theatre, Cardiff on Wednesday 17 October 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00pm and will be Chaired by Edward Russell, Media Consultant and Brand Manager.

Importantly, the event if free to attend. Anyone who wishes to attend should register at the event’s official site.

On the evening

Series 11 of Doctor Who debuts on 7th October and has once again been made in Wales. The RTS Wales are delighted to be in conversation with one of the key players in its production and the man who oversees the show for BBC Studios.

Production Designer Arwel Wyn Jones worked on the first series of Doctor Who when it returned to screens in 2005 as well as Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures. In more recent years he has designed Sherlock and Keeping Faith before taking the reins to create a universe for Jodie Whittaker’s thirteenth Doctor.

Simon Winstone is Head of Drama, Wales, for BBC Studios. Having previously worked on shows such as EastEnders and also David Tennant’s first two series of Doctor Who, Simon also spent ten years with Red Planet, makers of the highly popular series, Death in Paradise. Along with overseeing the team at Roath Lock studios, Simon is responsible for the development and production of BBC Studios’ output from Wales. He’ll be talking about his career to date and share his thoughts on why Wales has become a hub for globally successful TV Drama.

RTS Cymru Wales

The Royal Television Society is an educational charity promoting the art and science of television.  From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television, and is open to anyone with an interest in the medium.

You can find out more about the RTS Cymru Wales at


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