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.

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

Directing and producing Shakespeare’s The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses

The Hollow Crown’s director Dominic Cooke and producer Rupert Ryle-Hodges reveal how they created a big-budget television drama from a 400-year-old play

I made this… Cunk on Shakespeare

Producer Sam Ward discusses taking Philomena Cunk out of Weekly Wipe and creating her own 'documentary' for BBC Two. Find out where the idea came from and what it took to make it

Doctors meets Shakespeare: Peter Lloyd talks to Joe Godwin

Doctors series producer Peter Lloyd tells BBC Academy director Joe Godwin how he brought the bard’s sonnets to BBC One's continuing drama series

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

StrangeCast: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

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

A Brit abroad: working on drama in the USA

What are the differences between working on an American and a UK TV production?

I made... The One Show

What does a shooting assistant producer do? Matt Wenham describes his varied and challenging role in making the top BBC show.

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