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.

Our Girl: battling on location

Recreating the harsh terrain of Afghanistan for acclaimed series Our Girl – producer Ken Horn on how cast and crew coped with the highs, lows and desert heat

How to produce a game show

Fingers on buzzers: Countdown, Catchphrase and The Chase. How do you make great game shows like these?

I make... Realmadrid TV

Recording live links to camera in front of thousands of fans - Rhiannon Jones tells us what it takes to work on the TV channel for one of the most famous football clubs in the world

World Olympic Dreams

Matthew Pinsent and Kevin Bishop on the making of the extraordinary project that followed 29 aspiring Olympians on the road to London 2012.

TV in the wild

How many media professionals would swap their safe locations for a genuinely hostile environment? We look at the unique challenges of filming in extreme locations

Controversial subjects

How to to put together a television programme that tackles controversial subjects, from war to drugs with executive producer for Our War Colin Barr and Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial producer Dan Murdoch

Science television

Michael Mosley and Helen Docherty join Sophie Lording to discuss the challenges and everyday inspiration they use to bring science to the screen.

Lisa Ausden: executive producer

The role of the executive producer is as much about your own skills as it is about the team you develop. Lisa Ausden tells us more in our career quiz.

Liana Stewart: assistant producer

What's the best camera to use when making documentaries? And what's the best way to network? Top tips on making great TV from researcher, assistant producer and Step2TV founder Liana Stewart.