46 posts about Director on this blog
Tuesday 5 August 2014, 14:50
'I loved the idea of showing history as a kind of chaos or confusion.’ Director and screenwriter Jan Peter tells how the diaries of ordinary people helped to bring World War One to life, for BBC Two's factual drama series Great War Diaries.
Tuesday 27 May 2014, 06:30
Capturing life in the favelas beyond the clichéd stories for BBC Two's three-part documentary.
Thursday 22 May 2014, 10:36
'Having lived in the Manchester of the mid-90s I really wanted to accurately capture the feel of the period: the clothes, the fashion and most importantly the music.'
Friday 14 March 2014, 10:19
'I wanted to make a film about individual responses to extreme situations' - The director on using previously unseen interviews that never made it to air in the BBC’s landmark 1964 Great War series.
Tuesday 11 March 2014, 10:51
'One of the biggest challenges was casting the right Flea. Originally she was written as a male.'
Thursday 23 January 2014, 09:43
How a playful approach 'unshackled the archive from its typical function of illustrating history literally' in the Storyville documentary on BBC Four.
Thursday 16 January 2014, 12:05
'The search for small animals leading dramatic lives began in iconic locations.' Producer and director Simon Bell on how the animal stars were cast for BBC One's dramatised natural history series.
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 10:09
"It's hard not to feel an enormous sense of awe." The impact of visiting sacred places on director Chris Mitchell and presenter Simon Reeve for BBC Two's documentary series.
Thursday 28 November 2013, 16:04
'The chance to talk to people who knew these musicians passed away years ago.' Finding musicians to recreate the early blues for BBC Four's two-part blues docmentary series.
Thursday 7 November 2013, 14:49
'Material like this tells a story in a way that words cannot.' Documentary filmmaker Mark Kidel on working with Elvis Costello and his archivist.
Monday 21 October 2013, 16:06
"They did lie to me, both of them at times." Director Jeanie Finlay on navigating the truth between the lies when filming the documentary showing on BBC Four's Storyville.
Wednesday 21 August 2013, 10:03
Slimming clubs and the parallels between faith and food are explored in a new BBC Two documentary by acclaimed film-maker Vanessa Engle.
Tuesday 23 July 2013, 10:02
Spinal Tap’s Christopher Guest on how he created a fictional family tree for actors Chris O'Dowd and Nina Conti to improvise with in BBC Two’s new comedy.
Wednesday 10 July 2013, 09:35
Jane Campion, award-winning writer and director of The Piano, on her mysterious and visually stunning new drama for BBC Two, starring Holly Hunter and Elisabeth Moss.
Tuesday 21 May 2013, 11:07
How the idea for a documentary in Belfast City Hall came about and what it was like capturing the thrills and heartbreak of pivotal moments in people's lives.
Friday 12 April 2013, 10:34
How I captured the highs and lows of Formula 1 by following my sister, racing driver Susie Wolff.
Thursday 28 March 2013, 14:19
A Q&A with documentary director Marc Isaacs and contributor Iqbal Ahmed reveals what it was like filming an intimate portrait of life as it unfolds along London's Edgware Road.
Friday 15 March 2013, 11:33
Creating the necessary illusions for the BBC One version of the 1938 Hitchcock film: the director on shooting inside a train carriage.
Tuesday 5 March 2013, 14:21
Filming a documentary through the eyes of American children living with poverty and homelessness.
Wednesday 30 January 2013, 10:58
Why turn your back on what most people think are the best bits of being young? The producer of BBC Three's documentary on how she persuaded five twentysomethings to reveal why they converted to Islam.
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