This week we’re talking about the techniques and tips used for negotiating and maintaining access to government bodies, remote peoples and closed communities.
Documentary makers often have to go through lengthy processes and protracted negotiations to persuade would-be contributors to be filmed.
"The whole thing for me about access, is trying to build that trust with the people that you're filming." – Andrew Tait
With Jane Clancey in the studio to discuss this is Roger Courtiour, a producer of many years standing at the BBC, who has often negotiated access into hard to reach areas – most recently for the Our War series on BBC Three.
And joining us down the line from Cardiff are Steve Robinson and Andrew Tait.