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  1. Africa: Getting the perfect wildlife shot

    Thursday 20 December 2012, 18:03

    James Honeyborne James Honeyborne Series Producer

    The hazards and the techniques behind the sumptuous photography of the new David Attenborough wildlife series for BBC One.

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  2. The Thick Of It: Need to know

    Wednesday 12 September 2012, 18:00

    Adam Tandy Adam Tandy

    With The Thick Of It back on our screens after a bit of a gap there may be more than a few confused viewers trying to remember who did what and needing a bit of a lie-down.

    So here's a rough guide to what the panicking politicians are doing in the new series.

    A long time ago (and given that even...

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  3. Julius Caesar: Political thriller in a modern African state

    Wednesday 20 June 2012, 15:47

    John Wyver John Wyver Producer

    On a dismal afternoon at the end of April, as the rain pours down outside, the cast and crew of Julius Caesar huddle in padded jackets around bright electric fires.

    We are shooting a film for BBC Four of William Shakespeare's vivid political thriller on which I am the producer.

Brutus (Paterson...

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  • The Secret History Of Our Streets

    Wednesday 6 June 2012, 14:00

    Joseph Bullman Joseph Bullman Co-Producer

    Charles Booth's survey of London is the most ambitious social survey ever conducted. Starting in 1886, it took Booth 17 years to visit every one of its tens of thousands of streets.

    When he was finished, he'd produced a series of stunning social maps, which colour-code each of London's streets according...

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  • Bang Goes The Theory: The human-powered plane experiment

    Friday 30 March 2012, 11:35

    Alex Freeman Alex Freeman is a producer/director in BBC Science

    Bang Goes the Theory's resident engineer, inventor and presenter Jem Stansfield is a man who seems to have done pretty much everything: from building a pair of Spiderman-style gloves powered by vacuum cleaners that allows him to scale the sides of buildings to fulfilling that childhood dream of going...

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  • Making Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me

    Tuesday 20 March 2012, 10:37

    Sophie Leonard Sophie Leonard Producer/Director

    When we approached Rita about making Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me, she was initially unsure about the amount of exposure it would bring her then five-year-old daughter Maiya.

  • Rita visits the deaf school

    The impact of seeing so many children like her daughter was very emotional...

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  • The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff: Victorian television-making techniques

    Monday 27 February 2012, 07:28

    Gareth Edwards Gareth Edwards Producer

    When Mark Evans, writer of The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff, first suggested we make a Victorian television programme I assumed he meant a programme set in Victorian times.

    But as he sat in my office in his frock coat, excitedly jabbing the air and then my arm with his quill pen it became clear that this...

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  • Inside Facebook: What's Mark Zuckerberg like?

    Friday 2 December 2011, 10:22

    Charles Miller Charles Miller edits the College of Journalism blog and produces documentaries for BBC History and Business. Twitter: @chblm

    Everyone's first question when they heard I was working on a programme about Facebook for BBC Two, was "Are you going to meet Mark Zuckerberg?"

    The truth was, I didn't know. But I knew it would be seen as a failure if we didn't get an interview.

    As a director and producer, I have made documentaries...

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  • BBC Two Mixed Race Season: Shirley

    Thursday 29 September 2011, 18:51

    Katherine Lannon Katherine Lannon Producer

    In February, I had a phone call to say Prospect Cymru was developing a factual drama about Dame Shirley Bassey for BBC Two, to be included in the channel's Mixed Race Season.

    Would I be interested in meeting the Executive Producer Charles Thompson to discuss? How could I refuse?

    It sounded like a...

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  • Hans Litten vs Adolf Hitler: To Stop A Tyrant

    Monday 22 August 2011, 15:43

    Mark Hayhurst Mark Hayhurst Writer and Producer

    I'd finished a BBC film about Robespierre and the French revolutionary terror and was looking for another story about tyranny, but this time seen from the point of view of someone who opposed it.

    I'd always wanted to make a film about anti-fascists in Germany and Martin Davidson, the commissioner for...

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  • Horizon: Do you see the same colours as me?

    Monday 8 August 2011, 15:35

    Sophie Robinson Sophie Robinson

    Back in April this year I was called to a brainstorm with the Horizon production team to discuss the science of colour.

    It seemed like such a fun and compelling idea and addresses the kind of questions we've all asked ourselves. Do you see the same colours that I see? What if what I see as yellow,...

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  • Wonderland: The Trouble With Love And Sex

    Wednesday 11 May 2011, 10:54

    Zac Beattie Zac Beattie Producer/Director

    "So it's like Creature Comforts but with humans instead of animals?" is often what people ask when you say you've just made an animated documentary. It is and it isn't.

    Yes, animated characters lip-synch the words of real people. But there's more talk of sex problems and extra-marital affairs in this...

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  • The Shadow Line: Getting the shot

    Thursday 5 May 2011, 12:13

    Johann Knobel Johann Knobel Producer

    Scene 1:

    Aerial shot of two lines of torchlight sweeping across the screen like searchlights. Then they both come together. On a stationary car.

  • There's a hurried huddled conversation about different angles, black-out shades and other possible solutions but we quickly realise the best and speediest...

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  • Waking The Dead: Maggots, jam and mouldy corpses

    Friday 11 March 2011, 12:50

    Colin Wratten Colin Wratten Producer

    It's a wet Friday morning at our studios in West London and it's my last day on series nine of Waking The Dead.

    We have just delivered 10 hours of primetime drama to BBC One - the final ever series.

    It's been a lightning five years since I started on series six and my mind turns to what I'll take...

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