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.

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.

Developing The Outcast with Sadie Jones

Screenwriter and novelist Sadie Jones on the journey she took writing The Outcast.

TV scheduling

What does a TV scheduler do, why are they important and how is scheduling changing in an on-demand age? Schedulers from BBC Three, Four and Dave tell us more.

Self shooting

The benefits and difficulties of self shooting - an essential part of the job description of assistant producers, directors and researchers.

Peaky Blinders: meet director Colm McCarthy

It’s the director’s job to bring the writer’s vision to the screen, and managing relationships with the writer, performers and crew is key to getting it right. Peaky Blinders director Colm McCarthy tells us more.

BBC Academy Podcast: Review of 2015

Sharks, Chris Evans, costumes, ebooks, sport, branding, Iain Softley - we covered it all in this year's podcasts. Listen to our favourite clips from the year

The Coroner: A masterclass in daytime drama

How can you make a worldwide hit drama on a BBC daytime budget? Hear from the team behind BBC One’s The Coroner

Shark: meet producer Simon Blakeney

Bloodthirsty hunters or social and complex creatures? Natural History Unit producer Simon Blakeney talks to us about the making of the landmark series Shark.

Danny and the Human Zoo

Where do you start with directing your first TV show? What about if you’re acting in your first TV show? And how do you go about all of that with the show’s writer, Sir Lenny Henry also starring in it too?