A full schedule of timings, detailed session information and panellists for the 28-29 March 2017 NARM Conference will appear here shortly, and be available to download.

This year’s conference is themed Working Futures: Our Brilliant Careers and celebrates excellence in the current climate of opportunity that exists across the UK. We’ll discuss the incredible success of UK-wide British drama today, find out what makes a big returning factual hit, ask what the government’s proposed industrial strategy might mean for us all, tap into Children’s programming, assess the impact of BBC Studios and debate how the recent explosion of online content is rocking our world in more ways than one.

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley, Bourne Supremacy director Paul Greengrass, and Ofcom chief executive Sharon White will all address the conference as keynote speakers. Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark, ITV head of factual entertainment Sue Murphy, Happy Valley supremo and RED Production founder Nicola Shindler, broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli and Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC, join the line-up to provide an outstanding and diverse list of speakers and panellists with many more to be announced.

The BBC’s new Director of Radio, Bob Shennan, leads the radio content. He’ll be sharing his vision of BBC Radio in the 21st Century as he takes part in a keynote Q&A with 5 Live’s Rachel BurdenThe Archers editor Huw Kennair-Jones will take part in a session about the recent success of the BBC’s long running radio soap. He’ll be joined by Jessica Dromgoole, who will explain how Radio 4’s epic four-year long World War One drama Home Front is produced.

Steve Titherington, senior Commissioning Editor at the BBC World Service will talk about fresh approaches to programme making, while comedy from Wales is celebrated as we meet the stars of the hit Radio Wales comedy The Unexplainers.

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