Working in factual and drama

Have you made factual programmes? Are you interested in making drama? This podcast looks at the storytelling and craft skills needed to work across both areas.

This is a recording of a masterclass from the BBC Academy’s TV Fast Train event held on 16 May 2012.

Hazel Marshall hosts this masterclass about the skills needed to work across both factual and drama.

She is joined by Colin Barr, executive producer and director on My Murder, Alex Holmes, executive producer of House of Saddam, Jon East, director on That Summer Day and Hilary Salmon, executive producer on Maxwell.

"If you can’t answer the question, ‘Why tell this story?’ with drama you’d probably want to think long and hard about whether it’s worth doing at all." – Colin Barr

Have you made factual programmes? Are you interested in making drama? This podcast looks at the storytelling and craft skills needed to work across both areas. Hear from a panel of experts about how they initially moved from factual to drama, what skills they needed and how their programmes benefit from a multiplicity of storytelling techniques.