Commissioning chats


Podcast: Fatima Salaria on life in lockdown

The head of specialist factual shares her outlook on lockdown, production and commissioning

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Podcast: Element on adapting Normal People

“The BBC basically said: ’if you get the book, the show is greenlit’”


Podcast: UKTV’s Richard Watsham reveals his commissioning wish list

Ahead of his Edinburgh TV Festival virtual Meet The Controller session, Richard Watsham discusses the priorities for UKTV


Podcast: A+E Networks UK’s Diana Carter requests respite content

Commissioning editor is still greenlighting in broadcaster’s core genres, eyeing content allowing audiences to escape from coronavirus commentary


Podcast: Rick Murray reveals why Quibi commissioned Elba V Block

Workerbee’s managing director discusses the pitch process through to delivery

Joe Mace

Podcast: ITV’s Joe Mace eyes escapist entertainment

“We want to keep our schedule as escapist as possible for as long as possible”

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Podcast: Smithsonian’s David Royle on adapting to Covid-19

Programming chief is working with several UK producers on Coronavirus-themed shows using innovative techniques