CoP Show

CoP Show

The first of its kind for the production community, the CoP Show from the BBC College of Production provides practical advice on all aspects of TV, radio and online production. In conversation with industry experts, TV and radio creatives and technologists. We also publish on this feed CoP Talks, special editions recorded in front of a studio audience.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • CoP Show: Fresh views on Radio 4 12 March 2015

    Thu, 12 Mar 15

    30 mins

    In this podcast, we meet some of the latest intake from the BBC'€™s Radio Journalism Apprenticeship scheme - Ben Mitchell, Daniel Parker, Kathryn Twelvetree and Thomas Harding Assinder. They take a fresh look at one of the new ways to get on the media career ladder.

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  • CoP Show: Expert Voices: finding BAME talent March 5 2015

    Thu, 5 Mar 15

    15 mins

    Expert Voices is a nationwide BBC initiative which aims to get more Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) experts from a wide range of fields on air and on screen. The all-day training events give delegates the chance to meet senior industry figures, share their own knowledge and expertise with other like-minded people and to learn skills that could help them work on air as contributors or presenters. We joined the event in Birmingham to talk to delegates about their experiences as they learnt to take part in television interviews, radio panel discussions and also recording pieces to camera. Most importantly they received feedback from media experts including keynote speaker BBC Asian Network DJ Noreen Khan, former Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere and journalist and broadcaster Marvarine Cole.

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  • CoP Show: RTS Futures Career Fair 26 Feb 2015

    Thu, 26 Feb 15

    18 mins

    We went to the RTS Futures Careers Event – the first of its kind – to speak to broadcasters such as BBC, ITV and Channel 4, as well as organisations such as the Mama Youth Project and Creative Access, to find out exactly what schemes they had on offer. You'll also hear from apprentices past and present as they talk about their experiences of applying, what they did during the scheme and what they've done afterwards. So whether you want to get into development, become a journalist or want to do the artwork for productions like Channel 4’s Indian Summers, there’s a scheme for you!

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  • CoP Show: production designer Pat Campbell 19 Feb 2015

    Thu, 19 Feb 15

    15 mins

    In this podcast we hear from Pat Campbell, production designer on the hugely successful BBC drama Wolf Hall starring Mark Rylance and Damien Lewis. Pat outlines the role of the production designer on set and tells us about the starting process for any project - scouting for locations. She also talks about the scale of the art department with its many different roles, discusses the relationship of production designer with other members of the production team and also reveals how she got into this field.

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  • CoP Show: costume designer Joanna Eatwell 12 Feb 2015

    Thu, 12 Feb 15

    22 mins

    In this podcast we hear from costume designer Joanna Eatwell, lead designer on the landmark BBC adaptation Wolf Hall starring Mark Rylance and Damien Lewis. She tells us how she "œfell into" costume design initially training in theatre and moving on to work in music videos - but now with nearly thirty years™ experience under her belt, she describes it as "the best job in the world." She talks to us about the research process for each project, outlines the range of roles within the costume team, and offers her advice for anyone interested in getting into the industry. Joanna's wide body of work ranges from films like Hawking starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and Sex,Drugs & Rock & Roll, the biography of Ian Dury. She was nominated for a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society Award for her work on the film Eric & Ernie, and she has also worked on TV series like Channel 4's The Mill and BBC One's The Paradise.

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  • CoP Show: First steps - in the edit 05 Feb 2015

    Thu, 5 Feb 15

    25 mins

    From ingesting to cutting to colour correcting, editing can be one of the most time consuming and costly processes of programme making. In this podcast, we go back to basics with editor Garry Paton, and discuss what editing is, who’s involved, why it matters to your production and how to overcome the challenges to make the editing process a little smoother.

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  • CoP Show: Sarah Solemani - writing comedy and drama

    Thu, 29 Jan 15

    9 mins

    How easy is it to go from acting to writing drama or comedy? Sarah Solemani, star of Bad Education and Him and Her, talks about her writing for BBC One's The Secrets and beyond.

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  • CoP Show: 1Xtra - how to make it in radio 22 Jan 2014

    Thu, 15 Jan 15

    26 mins

    We go behind the scenes of the BBC's urban youth station as presenter Mistajam chairs a panel with 1Xtra breakfast presenter Twin B, Radio 1 and 1Xtra controller Ben Cooper and assistant producer Elise Cobain. They talk about the production roles at the station, from team assistant to producer, what it takes to be a presenter and routes into the industry.The panel also talk about the difference between the producer and presenter role. Elise, Twin B and Ben talk about the passion and creativity you need to work in radio, what can give you the edge for working in a station like 1Xtra and how to progress in the industry.

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  • CoP Show: BBC production trainees: where next? 15 Jan 2015

    Thu, 15 Jan 15

    18 mins

    What do the BBC production trainees get up to during their placements? And once the scheme is finished where can you go next?Back in March 2014 we talked to some of the latest intake of BBC trainees as they started their first placements at the BBC. Now the trainees are trainees no more and are fully fledged assistant producers and researchers working across the BBC in radio, TV and online. We talk to Amanda Litherland, Harry Pick, Emily Spooner and Melanie Brown to find out what they've been up to, where they are now, what they have learnt.

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  • CoP Show: Review 2014 18 Dec 2014

    Thu, 18 Dec 14

    15 mins

    It’s been another great year on the CoP Show. We’ve spoken to a wide range of people in the broadcast industry, all keen to share their tips and TV, radio and online know-how. We heard from Radio 1’s Greg James, Desert Island Discs presenter Kirsty Young, comedy genius Richard Curtis, Bob Shennan, head of BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and The Asian Network, Tania Alexander, creator and producer of Channel 4’s Gogglebox and Steven Knight and Colm McCarthy, the writer and director of BBC’s massive hit Peaky Blinders. We also caught up with some of the rising stars in TV, radio and online broadcast who shared their inspiration and advice for those who want to follow in their footsteps.

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