Doctor Who’s Russell T Davies has been made a Fellow of the Royal Television Society

The Royal Television Society is the oldest television society in the world. Since 1927, beginning with inventor and pioneer John Logie Baird, the RTS have awarded fellowships in the society to those recognised as having made an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the industry.  Meanwhile in 2019, the latest industry figure to join the Fellowship is former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies.

Davies was presented with his Fellowship on Monday the 28th of October by RTS Cymru Wales Chair Judith Winna. The writer had also been taking part in In conversation with Russell T Davies. The special interview by Gethin Jones was held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

The Fellowship is in recognition not just of Davies’ successful revival of Doctor Who, but his wider body of work. Career highlights discussed at In Conversation included Queer as Folk and A Very English Scandal. Meanwhile he also discussed his upcoming 80s set drama BOYS.

Among the others also inducted into the Fellowship this year include Jed Mercurio, creator of Line of Duty and Bodyguard


Royal Television Society

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. Membership starts at £65 a year, while including a range of benefits.

As an educational charity, we encourage and celebrate work in television and its related fields, from finding out how the nation’s favourite shows are made in our Anatomy of a Hit series, to celebrating burgeoning talent at our annual Student Awards.

The industry’s most talented individuals give us an insight too into the work that goes into making cutting edge contemporary TV. From Government ministers and CEOs to workshops with great runners, our events look at every part of the business. 


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