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The BBC Academy Podcast

BBC Radio

Essential listening for the broadcast production, journalism and technology communities. Practical advice on all aspects of TV, radio, journalism.

19:27 | Oct 4th, 2018

In the first of a five-part series on podcasting, Miranda explains: - what makes podcasts distinct from radio programmes - how the role of the presenter is different from that on radio - the typical situation of the listener – on a commute, listenin...Show More

25:49 | Oct 4th, 2018

In part two of our podcasting series, hear from Jason Phipps, commissioning editor for podcasts at the BBC, and Louise Kattenhorn, commissioning editor for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.
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22:51 | Oct 4th, 2018

Georgia Catt is a producer in BBC radio documentaries, who has made an award-winning podcast, Missing, for the Untold series. She also produced Fortunately with Fi Glover and Jane Garvey. Emma Conneely is a producer in the BBC’s podcast team, respon...Show More

21:03 | Oct 4th, 2018

Promoting a podcast can mean anything from creating an audiogram – a clip from the podcast to promote on social media - to making other digital assets such as quizzes or articles to place online and draw attention to the podcast. According to Rhian,...Show More

21:43 | Oct 4th, 2018

This episode of the Podcastology series includes a discussion about You, Me and the Big C. We recorded it before the death of Rachael Bland. Although the first podcast featured in this episode is about sports – but ranges much wider than that – and...Show More

20:50 | Oct 4th, 2018

What production kit should you take when producing radio content in the field? Join BBC Academy trainer Sam Upton and newsgathering field producer Tom Quinn as they talk about what sort of equipment you need for radio production in the field. In th...Show More

23:35 | Apr 25th, 2018

This podcast discusses the main issues around working with children. In it, two BBC experts offer their experience from a wide range of productions and projects. Margaret Burgin, a former BBC news journalist, is the training manager at the BBC Aca...Show More

19:06 | Feb 22nd, 2018

BBC Three's new comedy Man Like Mobeen has made a big impact through social media. BBC Birmingham director Joe Godwin spoke to executive producer Ben Cavey, as well as star and co-writer Guz Khan, to find out about the making of the programme. Man...Show More

14:48 | Nov 20th, 2017

The BBC Two drama The Boy with the Topknot was based on a true story. That made the jobs of its writer, producer and director all the more complicated as they worked with actors, commissioners and those who are represented on screen. The 90 minut...Show More

21:59 | Oct 24th, 2017

It's been running continuously since 1951, comes in 12 and a half minute episodes and was originally billed as "an everyday story of country folk". It's sandwiched between bursts of the unforgettable Barwick Green theme (dum de dum de dum de dum; dum...Show More

24:36 | Jul 27th, 2017

Daytime television was once thought of as the nursery slopes of a TV career. Today its complex formats and production requirements are seen by many as more challenging than peak-time programming. “You will learn more making a daytime show than an...Show More

22:27 | Jul 20th, 2017

In an era where fake news is fashionable, data can help distinguish the facts from the fiction. But how do you interrogate a spreadsheet and hold the data to account? And how can journalists use data to find stories? The BBC has placed the "interr...Show More

21:49 | Jul 12th, 2017

With more and more cyber-attacks in the headlines, including this year's NHS attack, BBC Information security specialist Andrea Walker and BBC News technology broadcast journalist Chris Foxx cut through the jargon to show you how to defend yourself a...Show More

14:51 | Jul 6th, 2017

The BBC wants more women to apply for engineering jobs but the advice given at a recent BBC Design & Engineering event could be useful to everyone. In this podcast you’ll hear: - what it’s like to work at the BBC - tips on how to approach a j...Show More

24:26 | Jun 29th, 2017

Virtual reality (VR) and 360 video are the new cool kids on the media block but how will this impact media organisations? Over the past couple of years, projects have been produced on a wide range of subjects, such as Notes on blindness, The Arctic a...Show More

23:56 | Jun 22nd, 2017

The Radio 1 breakfast show with Nick Grimshaw achieves more than five million listeners a week, thriving on a diet of the latest music releases, news and guests. The BBC Academy's Roxy Ebrahim-Khan spoke to producer Will Foster, assistant producer Fi...Show More

23:20 | Jun 15th, 2017

Billions of people are using chat apps. Can brand owners and broadcasters make themselves part of these private conversations? And should they? The BBC World Service, the Weather Company USA and youth-led creative network Livity have been explorin...Show More

25:04 | Jun 8th, 2017

Editing an hour-long factual film can take a couple of months. The editor and director work closely to make the most of what’s been shot and to tell the story as clearly and engagingly as possible. This week’s podcast goes into the cutting room to...Show More

23:35 | Jun 1st, 2017

BBC Three won this year's Royal Television Society Channel of the Year award despite no longer being on television. But how have its commissioning and production processes changed? The BBC Academy's Jas Rao spoke to controller Damian Kavanagh and...Show More

24:13 | May 25th, 2017

You can use sound to tell stories in different ways - whether that's a soundtrack, a character's voice or sound effects for a radio drama. A recent Producers’ Forum session at the BBC studio used by The Archers and Home Front saw a lively debate a...Show More

23:44 | May 18th, 2017

In this era of data journalism and interactive online content, what else can people trained in writing and broadcasting do to tell their stories and reach wider audiences? Coding is one answer. BBC data journalist Daniel Wainwright spoke to BBC Ne...Show More

21:58 | May 11th, 2017

Live radio requires a lot of effort at the best of times - more so when you're dealing with sensitive issues, vulnerable contributors and medical advice. We find out how the team behind BBC Radio 1's The Surgery put the show together and deal with a ...Show More

23:53 | Apr 13th, 2017

To get a programme on television, you first have to master the commissioning process and pitch to someone who’s in a position to give you the go-ahead. “When it works it is absolutely the best feeling in the world,” says Lisa Hazlehurst, head of L...Show More

20:19 | Apr 6th, 2017

There are so many options when choosing a career, the competition is tough, and most school leavers have little practical experience. The BBC Academy's Kris Bramwell spoke to BBC new talent schemes coordinator Affie Jeerh and National Careers Ser...Show More

20:58 | Mar 30th, 2017

Changing your career, whether through choice or redundancy, can be daunting. You can feel inspired and confused at the same time. But where do you start? And what do you need to consider? "The average millennial, by the time they retire, will h...Show More

19:07 | Mar 23rd, 2017

The stories aren't about sound - they are created using sound. Hugh Sykes uses sound to tell evocative stories and paint pictures in the audiences’ minds. The renowned foreign correspondent plays clips of his work - from the whistling winds of Pa...Show More

23:54 | Mar 16th, 2017

If you work in the media you're most likely to be involved in regular creative ideas sessions (like the one above). But what form can they take - what techniques can you use to improve them? The BBC Academy's Charles Miller spoke to former BBC jou...Show More

14:13 | Mar 9th, 2017

BBC Academy director Joe Godwin spoke to comedian Janice Connolly and BBC Comedy executive Rebecca Papworth about taking unconventional Birmingham housewife Barbara Nice from a stand-up act to a rounded radio sitcom character. Janice developed her...Show More

23:10 | Mar 2nd, 2017

Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs has earned its 75 years on the air by consistently producing revealing interviews with well-known guests like US actor Tom Hanks above. We asked series producer Cathy Drysdale to explain how the show is made: - how...Show More

24:30 | Feb 23rd, 2017

The way UK television script-writing teams work is changing fast. While today's fragmented digital industry offers less in-house stability, there are more opportunities with international and online broadcasters. We spoke to TV writer Sophie Petz...Show More

23:56 | Feb 16th, 2017

Advanced tech, behind-the-scenes experiences, full games on social media - how do the latest digital innovations affect the traditional broadcast industry? And what do they mean for you if you're trying to get a job as a sports journalist or produ...Show More

20:25 | Feb 9th, 2017

New internet devices that use voice are starting to appear in our homes: you speak and they answer back. So what is the likely impact of these so-called digital assistants? The BBC is looking into the possibilities while independent developers are...Show More

24:42 | Feb 2nd, 2017

The BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan asks James Ball, special correspondent at BuzzFeed News, and Mark Frankel, social media editor at BBC News, about the different meanings of 'fake news' and how journalists should respond to it.

18:08 | Jan 26th, 2017

The prospect of presenting your first ever live show on national radio can be both daunting and exciting in equal measure but how do you get to that position in the first place? Roxy Ebrahim-Khan talks to Jasmine Takhar about her journey from broa...Show More

19:10 | Dec 15th, 2016

2016 is nearly at an end, so you know what that means - it's highlights time! Kris Bramwell, Roxy Ebrahim-Khan, Zayna Shaikh and Charles Miller, aka the BBC Academy Podcast team (left to right above), share their favourite clips from the past year...Show More

21:01 | Dec 8th, 2016

The challenge for Home Front's production team has always been to create a historical drama that’s true to the time yet connects with today’s audiences. In this podcast you will learn: - where to start researching the history - how to write a ...Show More

14:09 | Dec 1st, 2016

Journalist, author and screenwriter Dan Lyons questions many of the norms of tech businesses, including the practice of building loyalty through a written ‘cultural code’.

23:17 | Nov 24th, 2016

BBC managers past and present - Simon Waldman, Sara Shepherd and Karen Hannah - discuss the dilemmas, challenges and rewards of making the step up.

22:43 | Nov 17th, 2016

Millennials, Generation Y, people born between 1980 and 2000 - turns out there’s 14 million of them in the UK. They’re tech-savvy, spending hours online: reading, listening or posting their own content. And it turns out they don’t just want cat vi...Show More

23:15 | Nov 10th, 2016

Presenter and historian Dan Snow and producer Ben Crichton discuss the vast challenges of making Operation Gold Rush.

17:25 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Jessica Dromgoole, editor of Radio 4's Home Front, and Birmingham's first writer-in-residence, Caroline Horton, answer questions from aspiring playwrights on writing radio drama.

27:57 | Oct 27th, 2016

Live social video is everywhere right now. You can’t move these days on social media sites without seeing your followers 'going live' from somewhere - no matter how mundane the subject matter. Broadcasters and brands are getting involved too, with...Show More

21:46 | Oct 20th, 2016

Even media professionals need to hone their presenting skills. Whether you speak too fast, forget to breathe, get nervous, or just need to put some energy behind your words, you can do lots of simple things to improve how you sound on air. Voice a...Show More

23:31 | Oct 14th, 2016

We’ve all got a smartphone and a story to tell. So technically we could all be mobile journalists, right? Turns out you might need some other bits and pieces too. In this week’s podcast we speak to two journalists who have both tried the mojo (mob...Show More

21:48 | Oct 6th, 2016

When it comes to television sitcoms, producer Jon Plowman (OBE) says the reason audiences tune in is simple: “We like the characters and we want to have a good time with them.” Plowman’s CV reads like someone has cherry-picked their favourite come...Show More

18:08 | Sep 29th, 2016

Radio London breakfast show host Vanessa Feltz and her producer Gemma Stevenson explain how they make three hours of live radio five days a week. In this podcast they give advice about: - What kind of callers the show wants - How callers are scre...Show More

18:07 | Aug 11th, 2016

Every weekday afternoon Noreen Khan takes to the mic on the BBC Asian Network to present her award-winning “info-tainment” radio show comprising music, entertainment, sport and lots of banter. Hear from producer Anish Shaikh, assistant producer Am...Show More

19:01 | Aug 4th, 2016

BBC Academy director Joe Godwin sat down with CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor and presenters Sam & Mark to discuss children’s TV and its impact on young children. "We’ve all got to learn from a children’s audience before we all lose our audiences. W...Show More

19:02 | Jul 28th, 2016

Stuart Rowson and Neil Hall from BBC Sport explain how mobile phones are key to how audiences consume content.

19:33 | Jul 21st, 2016

The technology sector is perceived as predominantly male, with many women feeling tech jobs are ‘not for them’. This lack of diversity will continue to be a problem until the stereotype is challenged. The BBC’s Women in Tech event during London Te...Show More

21:33 | Jul 14th, 2016

Presenting or reporting for television or radio can be both exciting and terrifying in equal measure - and that’s not including how you make it on air in the first place! In this week’s podcast Charles Miller talks to three presenters with varied ...Show More

13:17 | Jun 23rd, 2016

Learn how to tell news stories with BBC News presenter Maxine Mawhinney

17:31 | Jun 16th, 2016

How does Sima find stories? - Social media is where Sima finds something compelling which leads to a story - Talking to people on the street or at events can lead to a story idea - What makes a good story? Can you explain your story or idea to ...Show More

21:03 | Jun 9th, 2016

How a BBC WM 95.6FM ‘takeover’ connected with people in Birmingham and the Black Country to create a big impact on a tight budget.In March 2016, BBC WM 95.6FM invited listeners and members of the local community to 'takeover' the station as reporters...Show More

13:20 | Jun 3rd, 2016

Learn how the way we think can make us better musicians and software developers. Musician and designer Lee Sankey has conducted research called Brainstruments which suggests that accomplished musicians stop playing the physical instrument and star...Show More

22:59 | May 26th, 2016

A mentor can help you make the most of career opportunities and aid your personal development. Today programme studio director Rachel Wheeley was able to see a clearer path to working in another area of radio with help from Caroline Raphael, then...Show More

27:23 | May 19th, 2016

The Shelbys are back! The third series of the hit show, Peaky Blinders, has returned to our screens with a new director, Tim Mielants. Tim is a huge “fan boy” of the show says series producer Simon Maloney, which is something that helped the pair ...Show More

15:57 | May 12th, 2016

Doctors series producer and writer Peter Lloyd had always wanted to incorporate Shakespeare into the show. With 2016 being the 400th anniversary of the death of the great bard and the BBC celebrating in grand style with its six-month Shakespeare Fest...Show More

16:06 | May 5th, 2016

National Theatre Live has reached more than 5 million cinema-goers in 2,000 venues across the world. They have arguably had a role in democratising theatre, by taking star-studded, sell-out productions from London’s West End and from New York’s Broad...Show More

13:36 | Apr 28th, 2016

BBC Two’s Later… with Jools is returning for its 48th series. That’s right. The show is in its 24th year. How has it survived when other series such as Top of the Pops and CD:UK have become part of music history? Executive producer Alison Howe ...Show More

18:53 | Apr 21st, 2016

Midlands Today, presented by Mary Rhodes and Nick Owen, is a BBC regional TV programme covering areas including Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country. The team put out four daily bulletins and in this podcast we find out how. We speak to Hila...Show More

19:31 | Apr 14th, 2016

Our very own drone enthusiast Charles Miller discovers that there's plenty to think about when filming with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones as they are better known. In this podcast, Charles is joined by experienced drone pilot Mya Padget ...Show More

32:36 | Apr 7th, 2016

An in depth conversation with the writer behind Line of Duty, Bodies and Critical. In this interview, recorded by BBC Writersroom for The BBC Academy podcast, Henry Swindell, senior script executive for BBC Northern Ireland, talks to Jed about his...Show More

17:11 | Mar 17th, 2016

We talk to apprentice turned journalist Lauren Page and find out about the BBC’s apprenticeship schemes from their manager Simon Broad

23:23 | Mar 14th, 2016

First came BAFTA winning Educating Yorkshire, then Educating Essex. So why not adapt their documentary skills to filming children, thought production company Twofour That’s how the returning CBBC series Our School was born. The first series was se...Show More

21:09 | Mar 3rd, 2016

This wouldn’t happen in any other medium: an elderly Auschwitz survivor called LBC radio to tell the presenter, Nick Ferrari, about her experiences in the camp as a child. She then told Ferrari she hadn’t even been able to talk about Auschwitz to som...Show More

26:23 | Feb 25th, 2016

The broadcasting industry is moving ever closer to a “gig-economy”, where more people take on short terms contracts rather than stay in a full time job. In audio production, freelancing is not as common as in television, but it is predicted to grow. ...Show More

12:58 | Feb 25th, 2016

With one billion podcast downloads from iTunes alone in 2014, podcasts have never been so popular. The growth in audience numbers has been in part attributed to the popularity of investigative crime show Serial; which has had more than five million d...Show More

22:27 | Feb 18th, 2016

Ed Barlow discusses the making of an observational documentary series, The Best Bottoms in the Land for BBC English Regions (Image copyright RSC).

24:26 | Feb 12th, 2016

Behind the voice of the DJ, radio production is a team effort. This week we find out about what goes on behind the scenes at BBC Radio 1Xtra in a panel discussion from the 1Xtra Live event in Leeds. 1Xtra breakfast DJ Yasmin Evans spoke to her 1Xtra ...Show More

21:19 | Feb 4th, 2016

The BBC Academy Podcast, presented by Ben Toone, talks to three graduates of the BBC’s Local Apprentice Scheme, Yasmin Ojo, Jayde Pearson and Talisha Johnson, who at the time of recording were preparing to graduate with a National Council for the Tra...Show More

22:14 | Jan 28th, 2016

This is the second part of our 4K podcast with Philippa Law, technology engagement officer for BBC Research and Development (R&D). In our last podcast, 4K and UHD: Why does it matter?, we broke down what 4K and UHD mean for your production. This w...Show More

18:12 | Jan 21st, 2016

It seems that the 4K and ultra-high definition revolution is just around the corner. But what will this mean for broadcasting? And is adopting 4K for your production really necessary? In the first of two podcasts, the technology engagement officer...Show More

21:02 | Jan 14th, 2016

The BBC Academy's Najiba Kasraee is joined by BBC Swahili service editor and presenter Zuhura Yunus, BBC Russian's Renata Tairbekova and Mahjooba Nowrouzi from the BBC Afghan stream. They talk candidly about the challenges of being a woman in the ...Show More

17:05 | Dec 17th, 2015

The year is nearly over, but not before the BBC Academy Podcast review of the year! We've had another fantastic year catching up with the likes of award-winning writer Mike Bartlett on his hit TV series Doctor Foster, Sarah Solemani on going from ...Show More

23:18 | Dec 11th, 2015

Downloadable to your device, ebooks can contain text, images, video, audio and other multimedia, creating many exciting storytelling opportunities for content producers. D-Day’s Last Heroes, A Guide to Your Cat and The Road to Milk Wood are just...Show More

23:31 | Dec 3rd, 2015

Radio 1 Newsbeat presenter Tina Daheley talks to sports presenter Manish Bhasin, the commentator and retired England footballer Lucy Ward, BBC Sport senior producer Pete Andrews and Julie-Pia Aberdein, digital executive producer for Manchester United...Show More

10:59 | Nov 26th, 2015

Radio always gets a bit of a ribbing compared to television (it’s only a bit of audio, where are all the pictures? etc). But actually, let’s be honest, we all love radio. Millions tune in every morning to breakfast shows, drive-time programmes, br...Show More

20:12 | Nov 19th, 2015

Executive producer Will Trotter, producer Sandra MacIver, director Matt Carter and Jon Boyce, who provided technical expertise, join the director of BBC Birmingham and the BBC Academy, Joe Godwin, for this masterclass on BBC One's The Coroner, record...Show More

22:05 | Nov 12th, 2015

In a time when it seems young people are only in the news for the wrong reasons - stabbings, cyber bullying and binge drinking - here is something positive that will give you an insight into the thoughts of young people these days. And all from the h...Show More

10:36 | Nov 6th, 2015

Amy Kean is a media futurologist and the head of Havas Media. Media futurologist, you say? Yes it is a real thing. What does she actually do though? Amy looks at current data and trends and from those she draws conclusions about how we should beha...Show More

13:16 | Nov 5th, 2015

J. R. Little is the head of global innovations at Carat Productions, which is part of Dentsu Aegis Network, the global network innovating the way brands are built. His job “is to help companies innovate, stand out, disrupt and to deflect disruption”....Show More

21:14 | Oct 29th, 2015

Danny and the Human Zoo is a fictionalised account of Sir Lenny Henry’s life as a teenager in 1970s Dudley. The drama centres on Danny Fearon, a talented impressionist played by young actor Kascion Franklin and his large working class Jamaican family...Show More

24:10 | Oct 23rd, 2015

Award-winning writer and director Mike Bartlett didn’t always write: he dabbled in acting at university and afterwards wanted to go into directing theatre but would always “flunk the interviews”. Bad times. He began to write for a few reasons - on...Show More

29:00 | Jul 10th, 2015

The Outcast has been described as a deeply romantic, uncomfortably honest coming-of-age story set in booming post-war Britain. A best-selling novel by Sadie Jones, the book has been adapted by Sadie for BBC One with Iain Softley directing the two-par...Show More

29:23 | Jul 9th, 2015

Beth Pattinson, development executive at BBC Films talks to Sadie Jones, screenwriter and novelist, ahead of the debut of her two-part drama, The Outcast, on BBC One. Sadie details her journey as an unproduced screenwriter to novelist and back. T...Show More

21:50 | Jun 4th, 2015

Is life across the pond different for writers and producers compared to over here? Steve Lightfoot is an executive producer and writer who has worked on BBC One's Casualty and the Emmy-award winning House of Saddam. He is currently showrunner on Ha...Show More

10:54 | May 21st, 2015

In this podcast we speak to presenters and producers alike including Capital Xtra's Marvin Humes, Radio 1Xtra's Yasmin Evans, Radio 1's Greg James and award-winning BBC Three Counties presenter Iain Lee on what radio producers do and how having a gr...Show More

19:42 | May 7th, 2015

Bloodthirsty hunters or social and complex creatures? Natural History Unit producer Simon Blakeney talks to us about the making of the landmark series Shark, a new three part trilogy by the BBC's Natural History Unit.

39:02 | Apr 23rd, 2015

What place do traditional broadcasters have in this ever-evolving online world? Is there really one law for broadcasters like the BBC and another for nameless individuals? Gathered around the table to discuss social media, broadcasting and the law ar...Show More

29:43 | Mar 12th, 2015

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 ...Show More

14:41 | Mar 5th, 2015

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 figure...Show More

17:37 | Feb 26th, 2015

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 offe...Show More

14:35 | Feb 19th, 2015

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 an...Show More

21:48 | Feb 12th, 2015

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 "fell into" costume design initially training in theatre and moving ...Show More

24:25 | Feb 5th, 2015

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...Show More

08:16 | Jan 29th, 2015

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.

17:02 | Jan 15th, 2015

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. ...Show More

14:10 | Dec 18th, 2014

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 ...Show More

07:04 | Dec 11th, 2014

Billed as a speed dating event for radio, delegates from all over the UK were given 15 minutes to meet with industry experts such as Mike Walsh from Xfm, Paul Blakeley from 5live and Ric Blaxill from Bauer Media Group. Sessions included ‘Freelancing ...Show More

09:24 | Dec 11th, 2014

Have you ever wondered how some of your favourite presenters got into radio? Greg James, Yasmin Evans, Marvin Humes and Sam Hall spill the beans on their paths into presenting.

34:27 | Dec 4th, 2014

‘Great storytelling is about complexity of character and simplicity of plot.’ Jimmy McGovern, writer of Cracker, Priest, Accused, The Street and Dockers, joins BBC Writersroom to explore the craft of writing and bringing complexity and richness to ch...Show More

14:31 | Nov 28th, 2014

Listeners please be aware there are some adult themes are covered in this podcast. Multi award winning presenter Nihal takes us behind the scenes of his phone in radio show for The BBC Asian Network. He shares his views on how broadcast media deals w...Show More

25:05 | Nov 27th, 2014

The BRITs 2014 became the most tweeted about non-sporting event in UK TV history. The awards were streamed live to a world-wide audience on YouTube for the very first time, generating huge audience interaction outside of the UK during the broadcast i...Show More

20:16 | Nov 27th, 2014

From William Blake to Charles Dickens, authors have written or talked about experiencing auditory verbal hallucinations when writing fiction or hearing voices that others cannot hear. So is this the same when writing for radio or television? And if s...Show More

19:44 | Nov 21st, 2014

Go behind the scenes with Iain and Katherine as they lift the lid on their Radio Academy Award winning breakfast show for BBC Three Counties Radio. They talk about how they decide which stories to run, how to get the best out of callers and why awkwa...Show More

18:25 | Nov 21st, 2014

In this specially recorded session from the Radio Academy's Radio Festival 2014, Richard Herring, comedian, writer, online trailblazer and creator of the semi-legendary Leicester Square Theatre Podcast, chats to Absolute Radio's Geoff Lloyd about how...Show More

15:15 | Nov 20th, 2014

Numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic professionals working in TV have been steadily decreasing year on year. Why is it happening and what can be done to address it? Encouraging and equipping BAME professionals to re-enter the TV industry with ...Show More

27:50 | Nov 13th, 2014

From 1942 to the present day – Desert Island Discs is one of BBC Radio’s longest-running programmes. In this special recording from the Radio Academy Radio Festival, journalist, broadcaster and presenter Kirsty Young answers questions about life on t...Show More

30:59 | Nov 6th, 2014

This week we hear from executive producer of BBC Two’s Peaky Blinders, Jamie Glazebrook. The session was recorded in Birmingham at the BBC Academy and Creative Skillset training day,‘Get your next job in drama.’ Jamie tells host Marverine Cole about...Show More

32:12 | Oct 30th, 2014

From Doctors to Line of Duty, drama production in Birmingham is firmly on the map again, meaning great opportunities for TV freelancers. But how do you spot and create opportunities for your next big role? A panel of drama and media experts give us t...Show More

30:48 | Oct 23rd, 2014

Colm McCarthy, director of hit series including Sherlock and Doctor Who, has an impressive record of imposing a clear visual style and tone on his work, and talks to us about the latest production of Peaky Blinders. He tells us how the distinct styl...Show More

16:48 | Oct 16th, 2014

This is a special edition of the CoP Show podcast recorded at the Radio Academy's Radio Festival 2014. 2014 has been a big year so far for entry-level radio trainees, with more developments in the offing. In this session, Bauer, Global, the indies a...Show More

17:29 | Oct 15th, 2014

This a special edition of the CoP show podcast, recorded at the Radio Academy’s Radio Festival 2014. This recording was taken from one of the sessions at the Radio Festival 2014. Host Peter Curran discusses how to develop a podcast, how to get fun...Show More

10:39 | Oct 14th, 2014

Recorded at the Radio Academy's Radio Festival 2014. We spoke to Bob Shennan, controller for BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and the Asian Network. He is also director of BBC Music, the pan-BBC brand bringing together all of the BBC's music programming.Bob talk...Show More

21:48 | Oct 14th, 2014

This is a special edition of the CoP Show podcast, taken from the session, “Breaking Bad? Can Radio Alone Still Break New Artists?”. It was recorded at the Radio Academy's Radio Festival 2014. In this podcast Kerrang FM’s Kate Lawler talks to Korda ...Show More

20:15 | Oct 9th, 2014

In this second podcast on file delivery, the panel discusses differences between tape and file delivery and offers pointers for programme makers embarking on file delivery. Joining Mark Harrison are Andy Tennant and Rowan de Pomerai from ITV Studios...Show More

29:06 | Oct 2nd, 2014

Bringing a documentary to the screen takes planning as well as a real passion for the subject. This masterclass, recorded at Fast Train Cardiff, looks at the broad spectrum of docs, as well as delving into storytelling, access and building trust, dea...Show More

16:10 | Oct 2nd, 2014

Tapeless programme delivery is upon us and things are changing in a digital world. How will this affect workflow at the tail end of post production? A panel of experts discuss!

14:28 | Oct 2nd, 2014

Peaky Blinders is not your typical English period drama. Writer and creator Steven Knight tells us how the series came about and how the tough characters and gritty stories take shape.

26:46 | Sep 25th, 2014

A good script editor is vital to any production, but what exactly do they do? Top soap writer Ellen Taylor and development producer Henry Swindell explain how passion and diplomacy are their most important skills.

18:16 | Sep 18th, 2014

How do you produce a quiz show? How do you know you're onto a winning format? We talk to Sarah Timbury, Gary Chippington and Jamie Ingley who have worked on a wide range of shows such as, Eggheads, The Weakest Link, Million Pound Drop, Catchphrase ...Show More

14:18 | Sep 11th, 2014

What does it take to become an intern at Radio 1 and work with Scott Mills and Gemma Cairney? Jaguar, Hamza and Ore', graduates from the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Take It On scheme, take us behind the scenes.

21:16 | Jul 17th, 2014

30 seconds to impress: how to create radio trails that will make your audience sit up and listen. BBC Radio Cross Trails producer Dominic Ross, BBC Radio 4’s Anne-Marie Luff and Celador Radio’s (The Breeze, Jack FM) James Stodd offer their advice.

18:50 | Jul 10th, 2014

Ideas are the lifeblood of TV, radio and online production as fresh and unusual concepts are constantly in demand. But can anyone come up with a great idea? And how do you maximize the impact and success of your ideas? In this podcast Emer McPolin t...Show More

30:26 | Jul 4th, 2014

John Finnemore, creator and writer of John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme and Cabin Pressure talks to BBC Radio Comedy producer Colin Anderson about radio sketch writing. Recorded at The Craft of Comedy conference, held in Llandudno, North Wales on 2...Show More

21:45 | Jun 27th, 2014

The web has become a fertile breeding ground for rising comedy talent, who see it as the perfect platform for exploring their creativity. We talk about the practical considerations with our guests Jon Petrie, producer of People Just Do Nothing, Broth...Show More

21:38 | May 29th, 2014

Mama Youth's Bob Clarke, Simone Pennant from the TV Collective and Aaqil Ahmed, president of the BBC's Black and Asian Forum talk with BBC Radio apprentice Olivia Cope about ethnic diversity in the media industry, why it matters and what we can do ab...Show More

19:55 | May 22nd, 2014

Whether it's Vine, Instagram Video or Keek the popularity of micro video is changing the social media landscape. Our panellists Ian Padgham and BBC Rajiv Nathwani discuss the practicalities of creating these super short videos and how they can be us...Show More

17:18 | May 22nd, 2014

Interested in writing medical drama? The team behind Holby City, Casualty and Doctors gave some tips for writers in this CoP Talk recorded by BBC Writersroom. On the panel chaired by Kate Rowland, Creative Director, New Writing was writer Lucia Ha...Show More

22:12 | May 15th, 2014

When and where your finely crafted television programme is placed within the channel schedule has long been crucial to the show's success. It’s the TV scheduler who makes these decisions. Drawing on audience research and channel strategy, they mak...Show More

17:15 | May 8th, 2014

What is iWonder and how is it being used for the BBC's World War One Centenary? We are joined by the team behind both projects to find out more. Tim Plyming is the executive producer the World War One Centenary project. Ruth Levis is a producer for...Show More

26:43 | May 8th, 2014

A panel discussion from the RTS Futures event Making it in TV design, with helpful advice on how to get into and ahead in art, costume and make-up departments. Joining Alice Skidmore are production designer and former BBC design trainee Sarah-Jane Pr...Show More

11:49 | Mar 27th, 2014

Jonny Keeling, Steve Greenwood and James Honeyborne - three producers from the BBC's Natural History Unit share their top tips and advice on how to get into making natural history programmes.

20:44 | Mar 20th, 2014

We talk to six of the BBC’s latest production trainees about their placements across the BBC and what tips they have for getting onto the scheme.

21:17 | Mar 13th, 2014

Steven and Emma offer some tips on how you can get into making radio about food, from the importance of building up your general radio skills to creating your own podcast – showing you have a passion for your subject. Steven Williams is from Radio...Show More

20:46 | Feb 27th, 2014

Theatres, art galleries and museums are seizing hold of broadcast technology to reach new audiences, by beaming their productions into local cinemas and online. The National Theatre's Emma Keith and Jane Burton from Tate Galleries join the CoP Show’...Show More

31:03 | Feb 20th, 2014

In this podcast we are joined by producers Thomas Viner, Jon Riley and James Brickell who all have experience of working with user-generated content in a number of formats. We look at the issues you need to be aware of, the challenges and the respo...Show More

44:45 | Feb 13th, 2014

From Big Train to Father Ted, some of the best known and most successful British comedies of recent years have been penned by Arthur Mathews. In this masterclass, recorded at the home of BBC Radio Comedy, he shares his ideas on finding comedy in the ...Show More

28:05 | Feb 6th, 2014

No-one under the age of 25 listens to speech radio, right? Are radio commissioners missing a trick by ignoring them? The BBC's latest radio apprentices offer their take on why speech radio matters and how to freshen it up.

22:26 | Jan 30th, 2014

For bedroom broadcasters and would-be podcasters, internet radio offers global reach for minimal cost, but how is it all put together? A panel of internet radio enthusiasts tell us more.

37:50 | Jan 30th, 2014

Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley, Four Weddings and a Funeral: these classics have placed writer Richard Curtis at the heart of British comedy. He joins us to talk punch lines, characters and creating comedy gold.

20:37 | Jan 23rd, 2014

Whether you’re watching Strictly on your HD TV or Sherlock on your tablet, sound is a massive issue for audiences. It’s a huge bug bear for sound engineers, and the single biggest topic of viewer complaints. But this is all due to change, as new guid...Show More

25:25 | Jan 22nd, 2014

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...Show More

30:32 | Jan 16th, 2014

From the school to the chicken shop, fixed rig productions have given us unparalleled access to familiar worlds. We talk to the makers of two of the format’s biggest hit – Gogglebox and 24 Hours in A&E.

29:51 | Dec 20th, 2013

Our weekly podcast has offered up tips for newcomers into the industry, advice for freelancers and guidance from some of the great and good in broadcasting. We’ve heard from a wealth of people from all walks of the industry, at all levels, happy to s...Show More

22:20 | Dec 12th, 2013

Are 'hands-on', technical broadcast roles for men only? Of course not, but figures show attitudes still need to change. Three experienced female broadcast professionals join us to share advice for women interested in pursuing a career in technical br...Show More

25:18 | Dec 5th, 2013

Ever wondered what it takes to re-create a big historical event in real time for radio? We find out exactly how, with the team responsible for creating the Minute by Minute format on Radio 2.

14:19 | Nov 28th, 2013

Broadcasting talent of the future: meet the BBC Production Trainees of 2013, find out what led them to apply for the scheme and their advice for future applicants, in this special edition of the CoP Show.

35:41 | Nov 21st, 2013

The new tax rules on making high end drama may mean new opportunities for writers. But what does this actually mean on the ground? Will this impact on how writers deliver content? Will commissioners need to change how they work? And will the showrunn...Show More

37:41 | Nov 20th, 2013

From high volume shows to presenter-led series, Crimewatch to Countryfile, features programmes cover a huge range. But is there a secret formula for creating a winning format? And what’s it like to work on a features team? In this masterclass, record...Show More

42:58 | Nov 19th, 2013

Priorities for commissioners are constantly changing, so how do you know what to pitch to them? In this specially recorded discussion from Fast Train Cardiff, Richard Sambrook, director of Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, tal...Show More

36:42 | Nov 14th, 2013

Dr Who lead writer and executive producer, co-creator of Sherlock and many other TV hits: Steven Moffat gives advice and talks openly about his writing career. A must listen from the BBC Academy Fast Train Cardiff.

29:01 | Oct 31st, 2013

Learning is no longer confined to schools and universities, nor is it limited to the platforms of TV and radio. The growth of online education has seen an explosion in apps, interactive learning tools and communities which allow people to learn in wa...Show More

32:07 | Oct 29th, 2013

What are the opportunities for freelancers working in drama in Scotland, across radio and television? What’s the difference between a good script and a bad script? What are executives looking for when crewing up and how can creatives and writers real...Show More

31:21 | Oct 28th, 2013

Identifying the priorities for commissioners is a common dilemma for all programme makers – how to find out what shows excite them, where there are gaps in their schedules, and how best to pitch those winning ideas. In this masterclass, recorded at t...Show More

31:53 | Oct 28th, 2013

From apps to social media to online, there are now more ways to make use of your content, capitalising on your assets and extending your reach beyond the screen. This session, recorded at the BBC Academy’s Fast Train event in Glasgow, October 2013, l...Show More

36:35 | Oct 28th, 2013

What are the trends in specialist factual television and how do they get commissioned? How do you choose your talent and what do broadcasters want? In this session, recorded at the the BBC Academy’s Fast Train event in Glasgow, October 2013, Craig ...Show More

24:07 | Oct 17th, 2013

Forging a career in TV, online or radio production is difficult enough, so it’s understandable how the addition of a disability might make someone reluctant to enter the industry. Emma Tracey, Claire Burgess and Dominic Hyams talk to Ben Toone about ...Show More

27:16 | Oct 10th, 2013

You never know what a radio phone-in might bring, so how do you stop debates going awry and keep unpredictable callers in line? Paul Buller is joined by Julian Worricker, Gabriella Incalza and Tim Wheeler to discuss how radio phone-ins work, and how ...Show More

16:08 | Oct 3rd, 2013

Summer festivals have become a British institution and now festival radio is very much a part of that. Independent production company Folded Wing, the team behind Field Day Radio, share their advice on creating and distributing audio content from fes...Show More

23:49 | Sep 26th, 2013

From the excitement of natural history programmes to the high drama of the Great British Bake Off, the music we hear can affect everything we watch. But does it enhance the narrative or ruin our viewing pleasure? Composer William Goodchild, Richard B...Show More

17:57 | Sep 19th, 2013

Interviews with the speakers of the standout sessions of the Next Radio ideas conference. We hear from Absolute Radio’s Geoff Lloyd on never underestimating your listeners and BBC Radio 5 Live’s North of England reporter Nick Garnett on how to do an ...Show More

23:30 | Sep 12th, 2013

The magical worlds of Pink Floyd, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere have all been vividly brought to life on radio. In this week’s CoP Show podcast Hazel Marshall and guests Dirk Maggs, Jessica Dromgoole and James Robi...Show More

15:46 | Sep 5th, 2013

How is technology changing what we listen to and how we will listen to radio on the move? The BBC Blue Room's Garry Green talks to the CoP Show's Ben Toone about in car listening, the rise of ‘personalised’ radio and how online media players and apps...Show More

35:36 | Aug 22nd, 2013

Online and social media content is a must have tool for enhancing your production. Audiences expect and demand it, but are programme makers giving them what they want? Barry Pilling, founding partner at Telegraph Hill, Jody Smith, multiplatform commi...Show More

23:23 | Jul 4th, 2013

Short Cuts is a radio show for BBC Radio 4 that showcases interviews and documentary pieces from the UK and beyond by making vivid use of sound, music and intriguing production techniques. Sophie Lording talks to the team behind the series, Eleanor M...Show More

24:00 | Jun 27th, 2013

What are the current trends in consumer TV technology and how may that present problems or opportunities for programme makers? Garry Green takes Ben Toone on a tour of the BBC's Blue Room which looks at how the world of consumer technology is changin...Show More

26:06 | Jun 20th, 2013

JacksGap, Jamie Oliver's Food Tube and Earth Unplugged – three established channels that are engaging demanding online communities with their content. This week Simon Smith talks to YouTube champions Jack Harries, Richard Herd and Chris Howard about ...Show More

18:42 | Jun 13th, 2013

Taking the Welsh soap to a new audience online. Denise Roach talks to Hannah Thomas, Rhys Carter and Andrew Canham, part of the team who have taken Pobol y Cwm beyond its traditional scope and into the digital space with PyC, the first ever multi-pl...Show More

23:31 | Jun 6th, 2013

Traditional TV and radio audiences are now able to discover your content via many platforms online, so how do you make sure your message and your programme doesn’t get lost? Simon Ford is joined by BBC producers Jaine Sykes and Mike Kibblewhite, and ...Show More

22:55 | May 23rd, 2013

Denise Roach talks to three radio studio managers, Ian Deeley, Bob Nettles and Ian Painter, about why the studio manager is so integral to speech, news and other radio recordings. They give their tips on sound recording and editing for anyone wanting...Show More

19:26 | May 16th, 2013

The second of two podcasts on storytelling for natural history programmes. Ben Toone talks to the BBC Natural History Unit's Jonny Keeling about storytelling for children's programmes and Steve Greenwood about BBC Two's Natural World series. Ben also...Show More

20:37 | May 9th, 2013

In the first of two podcasts on storytelling for natural history programmes, Ben Toone talks to producers James Honeyborne, Verity White and Rupert Barrington of the BBC's Natural History Unit in Bristol, who all worked on one of the unit’s most cele...Show More

20:45 | May 2nd, 2013

With the likes of Mary Beard and Lucy Worsley now appearing regularly on air, this week's podcast hears from three guests who examine the challenges of being an expert woman in the broadcast industry. Denise Roach is joined by experts Tina Miller, Ch...Show More

14:17 | Apr 25th, 2013

With the likes of Ricky Gervais now moving to producing content exclusively for YouTube, and with global companies like Intel and Toshiba funding social media driven dramas, many in the traditional broadcast industry are asking 'Where next for drama ...Show More

21:11 | Apr 18th, 2013

For many programme makers and viewers, the word 'archive' conjures up images of flickering black and white footage and grainy recordings dug up in a dusty library. But good archive can come from many sources and offer productions a rich and immersive...Show More

09:54 | Apr 11th, 2013

Making the break into paid, professional radio can be hard. So if you’re broadcasting on community, student or hospital radio or producing your own podcasts, how do you get into paid employment in the sector that you love? Sophie Lording gets some ti...Show More

22:12 | Apr 4th, 2013

What are the secrets of successful independent budget film making, and if you're not born with a silver spoon in your mouth, how do you take your fledgling film to the next level? Simon Smith is joined by film makers Dominic Brunt, Marc Price and Ch...Show More

21:06 | Mar 20th, 2013

Controller of BBC Information & Archives Sarah Hayes, senior media manager Elaine Narrie and freelance director of photography Chris Jones join Simon Smith to discuss the challenges of managing your media successfully. Digital files offer huge poten...Show More

21:30 | Mar 14th, 2013

Science presenter Michael Mosley and development producer Helen Docherty talk to Sophie Lording about how we can make engaging science television. They discuss how to find and develop an idea, finding the right format and presenter and how to communi...Show More

24:21 | Mar 7th, 2013

EastEnders online video producer Matt Taylor, The Royal Opera House's head of media Tony Followell and digital consultant and founder of Storythings Matt Locke talk about the ways you can make digital work for your programme, organisation or project....Show More

17:25 | Feb 21st, 2013

The editorial and legal pitfalls of programme making. BBC Editorial Policy's Su Pennington, programme lawyer Clare Hoban and producer and journalist Maire Devine join Paul Buller for this second podcast. They talk about dealing with consent, privac...Show More

18:22 | Feb 21st, 2013

BBC Science’s Andrew Thompson, Charles Colville, producer for BBC Factual, and Lizzie Faulkner, series producer for Sky Atlantic, BBC One and RTE, join Hazel Marshall to discuss scriptwriting for factual television.

21:50 | Feb 14th, 2013

The editorial and legal pitfalls of programme making. BBC Editorial Policy's Su Pennington, programme lawyer Clare Hoban and producer and journalist Maire Devine join Paul Buller to offer a guide to not getting your TV or radio programme pulled. A ...Show More

23:35 | Feb 7th, 2013

The Secret History of our Streets' Jaime Taylor, Bang Goes the Theory's Mark Edger and The One Show's Charlotte Denton discuss the essential skills needed to be a researcher for factual TV and the importance of sources, stories and keeping notes. Wh...Show More

24:52 | Jan 31st, 2013

Executive producer of Our War Colin Barr, Drugs Live: The Ecstasy Trial producer Dan Murdoch and BBC broadcast lawyer Clare Hoban join Simon Ford to talk about how to put together a television programme that tackles controversial subjects. They d...Show More

22:52 | Jan 24th, 2013

BBC Radio 1 Breakfast's Laura-May Coope, managing director of Somethin' Else Steve Ackerman and Jack FM Oxfordshire’s Sue Carter offer their views on how to innovate in radio. The panel discuss how social media has been a game changer, and with t...Show More

23:39 | Jan 17th, 2013

What production techniques and programming will we see in 2013? Channel 4 multiplatform commissioner Jody Smith, radio futurologist James Cridland, BBC entertainment commissioning editor Mirella Breda and the BBC Production Innovation Unit's Dean ...Show More

17:49 | Dec 13th, 2012

Simon Smith guides us through some of our favourite CoP Show moments from 2012. With Louis Theroux offering an insight into his documentary-making methods, Louise Minchin on presenting for the Jubilee, Matthew Pinsent talking about World Olympic Drea...Show More

25:38 | Dec 13th, 2012

From Hackney Weekend to Glastonbury, major live music events present a great opportunity for broadcasters. But if you fail to properly plan and prepare for health and safety issues your broadcast or event could be memorable for all the wrong reasons....Show More

21:10 | Dec 6th, 2012

Simon Smith talks to Jo Twist, Jon Howard, Martyn Jones, Kieron Collins and Alice Taylor at the BBC Academy Fusion summit on games and broadcasting. Where are we now in terms of broadcasting and games, and what can the television learn from the games...Show More

23:42 | Nov 29th, 2012

Digital content production is no longer the preserve of broadcasters as more and more organisations are taking advantage of the opportunities digital brings. The arts are no exception. Simon Smith is joined by Artangel's Seb Emina, Helen Jeffreys f...Show More

28:07 | Nov 22nd, 2012

A returnable format is the Holy Grail that all factual and entertainment TV programme makers are searching for. But where does the inspiration come from and how do you build and develop them? This is a recording of a masterclass from the BBC Academy’...Show More

19:34 | Nov 19th, 2012

In this CoP Show special executive producer Alison Howe talks to us about how her Glastonbury team mastermind the television coverage. In discussion with Amanda Lyon from the BBC College of Production.

25:32 | Nov 15th, 2012

Santa Simon Smith and some friends of CoP run a critical eye over the past year’s output from the world of telly, radio, social media and the web. We also have a bit of a quiz. With Steve Bowbrick interactive editor for Radio 3, The Proms and the per...Show More

23:16 | Nov 15th, 2012

Paul Buller is joined by three of this year's Student Radio Award winners. Best newcomer Abbie McCarthy, Robin Murphy, station editor for the best student station University Radio Nottingham and Radio Warwick's Tom Davis, executive producer of the be...Show More

21:12 | Nov 8th, 2012

Simon Smith is joined by a panel of experts to discuss the art of creating behind the scenes programming on a range of formats including Planet Earth, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. Alex McLeod is the execut...Show More

14:14 | Nov 1st, 2012

Simon Smith and four BBC production trainees share their thoughts on getting into radio production. Farah Jassat, Sarah Shebbeare, Jen Kerrison and Carlene Morlese are four trainees who are starting their training in BBC network radio. They talk abou...Show More

15:04 | Oct 25th, 2012

Simon Smith talks to four BBC production trainees, Karla Sweet, Mog McIntyre, Kelsey Richards and Kathryn Shrubb, before they embark on placements in television. They discuss their journeys into the industry, their passions for storytelling and the b...Show More

26:33 | Oct 18th, 2012

Simon Smith is joined by BBC Academy trainer Ian Hider, self shooter Paul Morten and editor Zeb Chadfield to discuss shooting for the edit. Tight budgets and even tighter edit schedules mean opportunities for directors and self shooters to be in the...Show More

26:35 | Oct 11th, 2012

Simon Smith and guests take a look at career opportunities for designers more interested in the digital world. With Yasser Rashid, head of UX&D for BBC Radio, Music, TV and iPlayer, Helene Sears, editorial designer for BBC News online and Adam Powers...Show More

21:37 | Oct 4th, 2012

With 72 hours of video content being uploaded to YouTube every minute, how can you make sure your clip has the best chance of being seen or shared? Three industry experts Matt Smith, Jon Aird and Stuart Fryer share their thoughts with Simon Smith on ...Show More

21:41 | Sep 27th, 2012

Three guests with a wealth of broadcast experience join Simon Smith to talk about the value of moving across genres in your career, and how to do it effectively. They share their experiences and offer advice on how broadcast industry professionals ca...Show More

34:36 | Sep 21st, 2012

Pat Younge, BBC Vision’s chief creative officer hosts this special BBC Academy session at the 2012 Edinburgh Television Festival focusing on just what goes into delivering a ‘killer pitch’. His guests are Melanie Leach, managing director, Twofour Bro...Show More

26:04 | Sep 20th, 2012

Simon Smith and his guests from the Kirrin Island podcast discuss how they created their top 20 iTunes comedy podcast. With producer and writer Alison Pritchard, script editor Stu Cooper and writer and performer Steve Holford.

37:41 | Sep 16th, 2012

Finding the next, ground-breaking TV features show is the Holy Grail for many of us in the industry, but where do you start? Should we be looking for new territory or predicting future audience trends? Is it the way you tell the story or the use of n...Show More

21:13 | Sep 13th, 2012

CoP website editor Paul Buller talks to three of the people behind the BBC site at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They are project director Sophie Taitt, event and project manager Ruth Milway and content producer Sidd Khajuria.

26:46 | Sep 6th, 2012

BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music presenter Jon Holmes talks to experts at the Edinburgh Fringe about how to get started in the media industries. Louise Brown is Channel 4's head of multiplatform commissioning, Marcus Herbert is executive producer for BBC Spec...Show More

19:45 | Aug 23rd, 2012

Countless female comics are getting rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. Are they redressing the gender balance in what has always been a particularly male-dominated industry? Jen Kerrison asks how our three panellists found their way into comedy,...Show More

21:00 | Aug 22nd, 2012

In our live podcast at the Edinburgh Fringe, Simon Smith talks to four comedians who are making use of these platforms, and discusses how the opportunity to self-publish and self-promote is changing the comedy industry.

18:46 | Jul 26th, 2012

Hazel Marshall discusses the improvisation techniques that can be used to enhance storytelling with Dominic Savage, Julian Simpson and Deborah Frances-White.