Research skills for TV
What are the key skills and resources needed when researching for factual TV? Three guests discuss how to source great stories in this week's podcast.
Meet the BBC controllers
A masterclass on channel identity with the controllers of BBC One, BBC Three and BBC Daytime. From the BBC Academy's TV Fast Train May 2012.
Features and formats
Finding the next ground-breaking features show is the the holy grail of commissioning. A masterclass from the BBC Academy’s TV Fast Train event, May 2012.
The revamping of programmes, strands and brands - we discuss how and why you might change what may already be working well.
Good archive can come from many sources and offer productions a window onto the past and a new perspective. Our panel discuss creative ways of finding and using archive.
Writing comedy & drama
How to get paid for doing what you love - we discuss getting into writing comedy and drama for radio and television.
Constructed reality shows such as The Only Way is Essex, Made in Chelsea and The Apprentice have become incredibly popular, but how much of it is real?
The perfect location
Simon Smith and guests talk location, location, location - finding them, getting access to them, and balancing the dreams of your director against the reality of your budget.