Production / Television


The role of producer is a complex one. From driving the creative process, to dealing with logistics, budgeting, staffing and management, this section dissects the many elements and skills needed.

Art of the interview

How do you produce a truly great interview? BBC arts correspondent David Sillito, executive producer for Piers Morgan's Life Stories Jeremy Phillips and TV and radio producer Bridget Osborne offer their tips.

Tips: casting contributors

Putting people and their stories at the heart of your programme - what to consider when casting contributors, from executive producer Gary Hunter.

Midlands Today: Creating a TV news programme

How do news programmes come together? Getting out there and finding a story, reporting live in a bulletin, presenting - we cover it all in this podcast

Tips: scheduling drama shoots

Andy Richardson, the scheduling manager for daytime soap Doctors, gives us his tips on planning drama shoots.

How to produce a comedy web series

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

StrangeCast: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

An interactive guide to the making of BBC One drama Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

The Coroner: A masterclass in daytime drama

How can you make a worldwide hit drama on a BBC daytime budget? Hear from the team behind BBC One’s The Coroner

Shark: meet producer Simon Blakeney

Bloodthirsty hunters or social and complex creatures? Natural History Unit producer Simon Blakeney talks to us about the making of the landmark series Shark.

Peaky Blinders: Photography director and producer

Learn what being a producer and director of photography entails on a drama like Peaky Blinders, how the roles fit within the production team, and what the challenges are