Speaking to the right people at the right time and pitching for the right slot - how to develop your idea and turn it into a commission.
Getting an idea commissioned for radio - Simon Smith is joined by four guests who shed some light on this often daunting process.
Television and radio production thrives on ideas. So how can you nurture creativity and run a successful brainstorm?
Pitching for radio
Eight radio producers get a chance to pitch ideas direct to BBC commissioners in this Radio Fast Train masterclass hosted by Andrew Collins.
Just a Minute
We hear from the producers who transferred the much loved radio comedy programme to the television screen.
Features and formats
Is there a secret formula for creating a winning format? And what’s it like to work on a features team? We hear from the experts in this specially recorded masterclass.
Never Mind the Panel Shows
A masterclass on how to crack the panel show format. From the BBC Academy’s TV Fast Train event, May 2012.
The killer pitch
What goes into delivering a ‘killer pitch’? Pat Younge chief, BBC Television's creative officer, hosts this special BBC Academy session.