Production / Ideas & research


Without a good narrative to guide your audience, they won’t be captivated enough to stay with you and watch or listen to your content. We hear from producers, scriptwriters and directors working across drama and factual about how to construct an engaging narrative to help draw in your audience.

In conversation with Mike Bartlett

How do writers get into that headspace to write? Is the writing process different for different mediums? Mike Bartlett answers these questions and more in a candid conversation with BBC’s Henry Swindell.

Innovations in interactive drama

Innovations in interactive drama - how programmes like Doctor Who can teach us what works and what doesn't work on digital platforms.

Film making on a budget

A film maker's guide to making a low budget movie. With tips from indie film makers Dominic Brunt, Marc Price and Chris Jones.

Future Fiction

Where next for drama and fiction in broadcasting? Some questions and answers in these highlights from the BBC Academy's Fusion: Future Fiction day.

Natural history storytelling

Creating a narrative with the producers of BBC's Africa - in this podcast we examine how the producers get the shots and the story right.

Natural narratives

Wildlife storytelling with the BBC's Natural History Unit - in this podcast we hear how great programmes are held together by great stories.

Digital storytelling Q&A: Film-making for the Web

Our expert panel answered your questions on film-making, storytelling and sharing your videos online

Storytelling: structuring your story

So you know the story you want to tell. You have to build it with the correct structure or you risk going off-piste and losing the audience along the way.

Distributing video online

You’ve nailed your story and filmed your video and it’s all ready to go online. But where? Here’s some things to think about before you decide.