Production / Podcasts

Television

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.

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.

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.

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.

Steven Moffat on Doctor Who and Sherlock

A must listen for budding writers everywhere. Doctor Who lead writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat talks openly about his writing career.

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.

How to produce a comedy web series

We talk about the practical considerations that arise when producing sitcoms for an online audience.

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.

Manage your media

With the advent of tapeless formats, the concept of media managing has dramatically changed. On this CoP Show we examine how to manage your media on a tapeless production.

Writing Medical Drama

Does medical drama make your heart race? We've got some great tips for aspiring writers of the genre.