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.

How to be a natural history producer

Want to work on some of the planet's biggest nature programmes? Here are some tips from the BBC Natural History Unit.

Using user-generated content

What are the issues and opportunities for producers using user-generated content? We find out in this edition of the cop show.

Loudness: why sound matters

Whether you’re watching Strictly on your HD TV or Sherlock on your tablet, sound is a massive issue for audiences. We explore how new guidelines are going to affect what we hear.

Fixed rig productions

From the school to the chicken shop, fixed rig productions have given us unparalleled access to familiar worlds. We talk to the makers of two of the format’s biggest hit – Gogglebox and 24 Hours in A&E.

Immersive documentary

How personal should you get for your audience? Louis Theroux, Lee Phillips and Nelufar Hedayat discuss presenter led documentaries.

Self shooting

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

Science television

Michael Mosley and Helen Docherty join Sophie Lording to discuss the challenges and everyday inspiration they use to bring science to the screen.

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.

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.