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.

Great adaptations

What happens when a writer takes a much loved book and adapts it for television? In this week's podcast Hazel Marshall discusses the ingredients for a great adaptation for TV.

Make it in drama

Learn from the drama greats - a masterclass on making it in drama from the BBC Academy’s TV Fast Train event with Ruth Caleb, Jane Featherstone and Andrew Davies.

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

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

Peaky Blinders: Photography director and producer

Learn what being a producer and director of photography entails on a drama like Peaky Blinders, how the roles fit within the production team, and what the challenges are

Factual storytelling in virtual reality

How BBC iWonder produced a virtual reality documentary about Ireland’s Easter Rising in 1916 - turning archive material into an immersive 360 experience

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

360 video: BBC Click's innovative storytelling

In a behind-the-scenes look at BBC Click's innovative 360 programme, presenter Spencer Kelly reveals the exhilaration and challenges of this new form of storytelling

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.

Storytelling: Strengthening and developing your story

Anyone can be create some video and put it online. Telling the story and telling it well is the difficult part