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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Broadcasting live on New Year's Eve

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

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.

Q&A: working in live TV

Working in live production requires the right balance of skill and stamina, but how do you get those skills and make a career in live TV? Producer Amanda Lyon answers your questions in this live Twitter Q&A.

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.

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.