115 posts about Documentary on this blog
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.
Tuesday 26 March 2013, 11:27
How I discovered the glamorous, and at times shocking, footage of Formula 1's early days in the BBC's archives.
Tuesday 5 March 2013, 14:21
Filming a documentary through the eyes of American children living with poverty and homelessness.
Thursday 28 February 2013, 14:41
"I still remember the jolt... the charge of emotion and adrenalin every boxing movie has" - presenter Danny Leigh on his inspiration for the BBC Four documentary.
Friday 22 February 2013, 10:42
Drawing together classic and surprising new images of Arabia for BBC Two's documentary series.
Friday 8 February 2013, 08:39
The vinyl albums which changed music history: the producer on the challenge of packing it all into BBC Four's 90-minute documentary.
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.
Wednesday 23 January 2013, 16:47
'I entered their lives very quietly' - producer Michael Price on filming the survivors of the the worst attack on a British foot patrol in the history of the Afghan campaign.
Wednesday 16 January 2013, 09:32
Junior doctor Jen gives a glimpse of working on a hospital ward - and freaking out on camera - for the new series of BBC Three's Junior Doctors.
Thursday 20 December 2012, 18:03
The hazards and the techniques behind the sumptuous photography of the new David Attenborough wildlife series for BBC One.
Friday 9 November 2012, 15:33
The joys of corresponding by letter with David Attenborough, by the executive editor of BBC Four's Collections.
Monday 29 October 2012, 16:30
It's safe to say that making Operation Iceberg was not easy. And because of the scale of the expedition if things went awry... they could really go awry.
Operation Iceberg is a two part series on - you've guessed it - icebergs.
Monday 22 October 2012, 11:00
America is the world leader in locking people up. Today in the land of the free there are more prisoners per head than anywhere else in the world.
So back in July our TV development team thought that if we could get access, a women's prison could be a fascinating place for Stacey Dooley's next documentary...
Wednesday 17 October 2012, 11:00
Chance, risk, uncertainty, luck - call it what you will - affects every part of our lives.
And so when BBC Four commissioned our programme Tails You Win: The Science Of Chance there was a huge range of possible themes to explore, from gambling to natural disasters, extreme sports to collapsing economies...
Thursday 6 September 2012, 14:02
"Are you mad? Those vans won't go above 80kmph! And they break down after a few hundred miles. And you're planning to go how far?"
My mission to rent a bread van wasn't going smoothly.
The loaf-shaped car of the people is driven by millions throughout China - farmers and business people alike.
Monday 3 September 2012, 17:00
Ever since studying it almost a decade ago I have noticed that people can be sniffy about Roman art.
It's been like that for centuries. Some scholars have even questioned whether or not it existed at all.
Most art historians don't go that far, but traditionally Roman art has presented them with a...
Thursday 23 August 2012, 12:03
But it was only when he narrowly survived an automobile accident in Western Australia in 1999 that Robert was impelled to act on that fascination by writing a book and making a film for BBC Four about his...
Monday 20 August 2012, 10:30
Despite the years of training and experience nothing can prepare you for the realities of modern warfare: the huge logistic support involved, the proximity to death or serious...
Tuesday 7 August 2012, 10:30
I've found that my confidence has built really quickly with the job.
I feel honoured to be the only healthcare professional in the delivery room responsible for caring for the mother...
Thursday 2 August 2012, 19:09
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