Production / Podcasts


Covering all genres and featuring contributions from top names across the industry, our podcasts on television regularly talk to writers, producers and directors who share their ideas and offer inspiration on how to craft great programmes.

Staying on air - part 2

Dealing with consent, privacy and online content - our podcast gives you useful tips to keep your programme on air or online.

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.

Controversial subjects

How to to put together a television programme that tackles controversial subjects, from war to drugs. With executive producer for Our War Colin Barr and Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial producer Dan Murdoch.

Returnable formats

Finding the Holy Grail of factual and entertainment TV commissioning - tips on finding the perfect format with the executive producers behind Coast and Dragons' Den.

Going behind the scenes

The art of creating behind the scenes programmes. From Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two and Planet Earth to social media behind the scenes teasers for X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

The BBC at the Fringe

Bringing BBC TV and radio together in one place - the making of the BBC's pop up Fringe venue at the Edinburgh Festival.

Working with contributors

How do you ensure contributors are treated honestly and with respect while asking them to do something which is often well outside their comfort zone?

TV in the wild

How many media professionals would swap their safe locations for a genuinely hostile environment? We look at the unique challenges of filming in extreme locations.

World Olympic Dreams

Matthew Pinsent and Kevin Bishop on the making of the extraordinary project that followed 29 aspiring Olympians on the road to London 2012.