Production / Television


Good directing requires a combination of all-round skills and often specific expertise unique to a particular genre. Whichever genre you pursue, this section maps out the skills needed to be a confident and successful director.

Dominic Savage: actor, writer, director

Want to be a great director? Dominic Savage, director of The Secrets and BAFTA winning Nice Girl, tells us about learning the craft of film making, and about how to build your confidence to create great drama

EastEnders: from stage to screen

EastEnders director Clive Arnold guides four trainee directors as they get to grips with multi camera filming and discover the key differences between theatre and TV directing.

Film making on a budget

A film maker's guide to making a low budget movie. With tips from indie film makers Dominic Brunt, Marc Price and Chris Jones

Guide to studio talkback

As a multi camera director, Tony Gregory’s ability to communicate well is absolutely vital. He gives his guide to the vocabulary and protocol of studio talkback

I made... Gogglebox

Channel 4's Gogglebox is a true living room documentary showing real TV viewers as they are. But how do producers keep it authentic, intimate and not feeling staged? Producer Jon Cahn tells us more.

Iain Softely on directing The Outcast

The film director on moving from Hollywood to directing his first television drama for BBC One.

Immersive documentary

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

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.

Peaky Blinders: Meet director Tim Mielants

Tim Mielants describes the challenge of directing the whole of Peaky Blinders series three - with six episodes to capture the dangerous and exciting world of 1920s Birmingham