Production / Podcasts

Ideas and research

Got a great idea for a TV, radio or online project? We also offer podcasts on finding, shaping and sharing your ideas. Join executives, producers and digital innovators to hear how they have researched and pitched their ideas, taking them from script to screen.

Inner Voices: How writers create character

Do writers hear their characters as they write? Two top writers discuss the practicalities of character creation for TV and radio drama

Writing sketches

Tips on writing comedy sketches for TV and radio for the budding comedy sketch writers, with advice from the writers of Mitchell and Webb, The News Quiz and Armstrong and Miller.

Live events: Health and safety

From Hackney Weekend to Glastonbury music festival, this week's podcast guests discuss planning for health and safety at live broadcast events.

Peaky Blinders: Meet writer Steven Knight

Peaky Blinders is not your typical English period drama. Writer and creator Steven Knight tells us how the series came about and how the tough characters and gritty stories take shape.

Using archive

Hear how our panel offer creative ways to use archive to offer productions a window into the past with a new perspective

Sarah Solemani: writing comedy and drama

How easy is it to go from acting to writing drama or comedy? Sarah Solemani, star of Bad Education and Him and Her, talks about her writing for BBC One's The Secrets and beyond

The secret art of script editing

What do script editors do and why is the relationship with the writer so important? Corrie writer Ellen Taylor and BBC Writersroom's Henry Swindell tell us more

Writing comedy & drama

How to get paid for doing what you love - we discuss getting into writing comedy and drama for radio and television.

Staying on air - part 1

How to avoid the editorial and legal pitfalls of programme making - we talk to lawyers and producers about how not to get your programme pulled