Features and formats

A masterclass about finding the next, ground-breaking TV features show. Anna Richardson is joined by Remarkable television's Colette Foster, Outline Production's Bridget Boseley, Alan Brown from Chocolate Media and Channel 4's Karoline Copping.

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

Anna Richardson hosts this masterclass about finding the next, ground-breaking TV features show. She is joined by Colette Foster from Remarkable television, Bridget Boseley from Outline Productions, Alan Brown from Chocolate media and Karoline Copping from Channel 4.

"The best bit of advice I was given when pitching is why you, why me, why now?" – Karoline Copping

Finding the next, ground-breaking TV features show is the holy grail for many of us in the industry, but where do you start? Should we be looking for new territory or predicting future audience trends? Is it the way you tell the story or the use of new technologies? Will it be evolution or revolution? Are formats past their sell by date? And if so, what might replace them?