Production / Television

Live broadcast

Live broadcasting can be fun, exciting and seat-of-the-pants stuff. But without careful planning it can go horribly wrong. Understanding how to work creatively with that unpredictability is key. Browse our section for an insight into how some of the most popular live programmes are made.

The arts…. live!

Theatres, art galleries and museums are reaching new audiences by beaming their productions into local cinemas and online. The National Theatre's Emma Keith and Tate Media's Jane Burton tell us how it's done.

Stargazing Live: live OB engineer

Managing a huge engineering feat like Stargazing Live requires technical know-how and people skills. Outside broadcast engineer John King tells us how it’s done.

Broadcasting live on New Year's Eve

How do you broadcast a live event on New Years Eve with fireworks, Gary Barlow and thousands of people? The team responsible for making it happen offer some top advice.

Glastonbury special

Executive producer Alison Howe on how she and her team co-ordinate the television coverage of the festival for BBC Two, Three, Four and the Red Button service.

Live events TV

What are the challenges of live television coverage and what do you do when everything goes wrong? Our CoP Show podcast examines covering momentous occasions.

Making live TV and radio

How do you turn that exciting unknown quantity of live broadcasting into TV and radio? Simon Smith discusses preparing for and avoiding the pitfalls.

I make... Realmadrid TV

Recording live links to camera in front of thousands of fans - Rhiannon Jones tells us what it takes to work on the TV channel for one of the most famous football clubs in the world.

David Weir: multi camera director

From the Great Barrier Reef to BAFTA winning Springwatch - the work of multi camera director David Weir has taken him around the world. Find out how he did it.

Q&A: directing soaps live

A live Twitter Q&A on directing soaps live with director Tony Prescott.