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Colourful Radio: Growing an independent radio station

No major investors, hardly any salaries, but a massive audience of over 200,000 avid listeners. Colourful Radio tells us how they have to get creative to survive.

Filming on your smartphone

Smartphones mean everyone can be a filmmaker. But how do you get the most professional results from filming on your phone?

Production diary: Loose Ends

Tardy taxis, budget blowouts and Clive Anderson: just an average week putting together Radio 4’s Loose Ends, as Suzy Roylance explains…


From self-shooting drama to live multi-camera events - find out more in our guide to TV production for all levels in the industry


Researching, writing, recording and editing – we look at the skills required to make engaging radio and hear from producers on the great programmes they've made.


Our online section offers tips and guidance from producers and programme makers working across platforms and exploring new ideas and formats across the whole digital spectrum

Job hunting

Starting out or furthering your career in TV, radio and online broadcast? This section guides you through how to get on in a tough market.

Ideas & research

Whether you’re a researcher or an executive, this section offers tips and guidance on developing your ideas and making your production happen.


Whether you're interested in television, radio or online, or looking to further your career, we'll always have something relevant to you