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.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell: StrangeCast

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

Our War

A talk with the producers behind the hit BBC Three documentary which tells the story of the ten year war in Afghanistan through the eyes of the soldiers who have been fighting in it.

A Brit abroad: working on drama in the USA

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

Life and Death Row

How do you negotiate filming with a person on death row? Assistant producer Abigail Mowbray explains the process.

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.

Getting into drama: producer

What does it take to be a drama producer on productions like Call the Midwife? Hugh Warren on making the decisions for big budget drama

Brothers With No Game: from web to screen

A great place to show what you can do on a channel looking for raw new talent – we tell the story of the journey of hit YouTube and London Live comedy drama Brothers With No Game.

Funmi Olutoye: planning producer, London Live

Having a head full of ideas, contacts at your fingertips and an encyclopaedic knowledge of the capital are essential for Funmi Olutoye's role at London Live. She talks about working for London's local TV station.

An audience with Simon Chinn

The acclaimed producer of the award-winning Man on Wire talks about his film Project Nim.