Production / Television

Production design

Make up, costume, set design, visual effects – whether you’re an experienced artist or a budding designer, browse our practical advice and case studies here.

Shakespeare's The Hollow Crown: Costumes

The team behind The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses reveal how they created the characters’ regal look and the challenges of using armour and horses for dramatic medieval battle scenes

The Hollow Crown: Make-up

Using make-up to age your characters and create a battle-worn look are some of the challenges faced by The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses team. They tell us how they did it

Peaky Blinders: Meet the production designer

Richard Bullock explains each stage of the production design process for Peaky Blinders series three - from receiving the first script to researching locations and troubleshooting set-dressing problems

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - designing the look and feel

Production designer John Stevenson explains how they brought to life Shakespeare’s characters and a medieval world in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

In conversation: costume designer Joanna Eatwell

Costume designer Joanna Eatwell discusses her work on BBC One's Wolf Hall as well as previous works including Channel 4's The Promise - another project with director Peter Kosminsky.

In conversation: production designer Pat Campbell

Pat Campbell on getting into the industry, scouting beautiful locations and working with the huge team that is the art department.

Getting into design

What are the practicalities of getting into design? Simon Smith and guests discuss the skills needed to get started and take your career in design to the next level.

Getting into drama: costume designer

How do period and contemporary dramas get the look right? Costume designer Rosalind Ebbutt talks to us from behind the scenes on BBC drama Inspector George Gently.

How to make it in TV design

Interested in making monsters, designing props or doing make up in TV for a living? Watch this for some expert advice.