What is it and who is it for?
An intensive, one-day crash course for both new and experienced television presenters, reporters or hosts complete with professional showreel footage and extensive back-up materials. Also ideal for those who have to appear on-screen in other capacities, e.g. business TV
Incredible success rate
Unparalleled track record and independently confirmed success rate. Over 500 ex-students have found on-screen work - that's more than 20% of participants - many of whom are now household names. You can see a list here →
We currently only run around 10 of these courses per year
Currently held in ITV's, multi-million pound Millbank Studios in Westminster - opposite London's Houses of Parliament. All our staff are professionals, making television day in, day out - we don't hire students
Minimum participants, maximum support
Limited to just 6 places per course, for maximum individual attention and development. Each course involves around 9 technical and coaching staff so they actually outnumber the participants!
Just some of the practical experience includes:
- Talking to time
- Autocue technique
- Script reading
- Interview technique
- Ad-lib presentation
- Handheld camera presentation
- Multi-camera direction
- Earpiece with "open talkback"
- Live broadcasting
- Script construction and preparation
- Camera technique
Valuable post-course feedback and advice
Including comprehensive written notes and individual advice on getting more experience, making the right contacts and finding work as well as access to informal advice from our team
Course established for over 20 years, with a renowned broadcast and media industry reputation
You're effectively sharing the investment in our coaching and facilities with the other participants, at a fraction of the cost of hiring these on your own
£990.00 (£825.00 plus VAT) including Information Packs, compilation showreel footage on both DVD and broadcast quality digital tape, course materials, coaching and production staff, ITV's Millbank studio, lunch and unlimited refreshments
Click above to watch highlights from a typical course
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682 Success Stories Including...
UEFA Champions League, Sky Sports - presenter | Goals On Sunday, Sky Sports - co-presenter | This Morning, ITV - guest host | GMTV, ITV - main anc... more →
Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue, C4 - presenter | The Hotel Inspector, C5 - presenter | Country House Rescue, C4 - presenter | Various on-screen assignment... more →
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The Evo Rooms, C4 - presenter | RI:SE, C4 - presenter | BBC Radio 1 - presenter | Reading Festival, BBC - presenter | Top Of The Pops, BBC - presenter... more →
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"The best thing I have ever done"
"I had always wanted to be on-screen in some way and when I saw an advert for a TV presenters course at Meridian’s Newbury office I jumped at the chance. It was the best thing I have ever done. It was as if a light bulb had been switched on in my head. I suddenly realised that this was what I wanted to do. I wanted to write and thank you and your lovely team for a really fascinating day on Sunday. I had been looking forward to it so much and was not disappointed in the slightest."