Jun 24 , 2020

Producing TV during COVID: Making ITV’s ‘Tonight’ during lockdown

  • When: 24th Jun 2020, 11:30-12:45
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

Tonight is the UK’s most watched current affairs programme, airing twice weekly on ITV. Series producer Laura Caveney-Morgan outlines how Tonight performs a vital public service role in keeping its audience informed during the coronavirus pandemic and the challenges the team have overcome to get the show on air.

This session is part of our Producing TV during Covid strand. Do check out our other sessions this week on Socially Distant with Susan Calman & Spring at Jimmy’s Farm, Making long form animation, Dispatches - Britain’s Coronavirus Catastrophe & The Country That Beat The Virus and BBC's Keeping Britain Fed with Directors UK.


Laura Caveney-Morgan is series editor on Tonight for Multistory Media, part of ITV Studios Ltd. Laura has led teams working for a range of broadcasters including Channel 4, BBC, CBBC.

Alex Horsfall is a production manager on Tonight forMultistory Media, part of ITV Studios Ltd. Alex has managed factual productions across the UK and the globe for ITV, BBC,Channel 4 and National Geographic.

Dave Woodyer is the offline and online editor for Tonight.


Sonali Shah, journalist, broadcaster and presenter.

This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact support@screenskills.com so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.