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.

Natural narratives

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

I made... The Archers

Accuracy and authenticity are crucial when writing for series like The Archers. Scriptwriter and producer Carole Solazzo shares her experience of writing for the Radio 4 drama serial

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.