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.

Profile: runner

Looking after dancing celebrity couples on Strictly - runner Alex Genn-Bash describes how this entry level role could be the start of something big.

EastEnders: Olympic drama

Nick Brown, director of BBC drama production, tells us how he put EastEnders at the heart of the Olympics.

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.

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.

Case study: Planet Earth Live

Behind the scenes with executive producer Tim Scoones on the ground breaking BBC Natural History production

BBC: The Olympic broadcaster

Behind the scenes at the Olympics - a collection of films looking at the broadcast talent behind the London 2012.

Running a comedy marathon

Words of wisdom from BBC Comedy executive Will Saunders on putting together the ground-breaking BBC Comedy Marathon

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.