Shooting in VR for Your Home Made Perfect; working for Netflix on After Life and Top Boy; and capturing the truth of Aleppo in For Sama


Your Home Made Perfect, BBC2

We created a first for British TV by using virtual reality technology and VFX to help transform homes, focusing on the best and most joyful part of the build – the big reveal, says executive producer Joff Wilson


James Anderson, Director of Photography

Race Across The World, BBC2

Following four teams travelling by whatever route they wanted on an epic race across the world was always going to be a challenge, no matter how much planning we did, says executive producer Mark Saben


The mums directing. From left to right - Anita, Sarah, Emma

Mums Make Porn, Channel 4

Aware that much online pornography is violent, degrading and can have a damaging effect, we wanted to see what it would look like if it was made by a group of mums, says series producer Kate Farnaby


Jessican North shooting FOS on the patio

The Rap Game, BBC3

Executive producer Tom O’Brien reveals the challenge of translating a grassroots ‘music-first’ world into formatted TV



The Paras: Men Of War, ITV

Gaining access to this secretive regiment was just the beginning, says series producer/director Nick Betts. The challenge was getting paras to show their emotions on camera


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After Life, Netflix

Ricky Gervais talks about finding the humour in tragic situations –and having the freedom to do exactly what he wants



Guilt, BBC2 / BBC Scotland 

The channel’s first scripted commission is a darkly comic tale of two brothers involved in a hit-and-run. Broadcast meets writer Neil Forsyth and the cast



Top Boy, Netflix

Bringing back his gritty drama for a 10-part run on Netflix, writer Ronan Bennett wanted to show the reality of life in this corner of London without glamourising it



My Grandparents’ War, Channel 4

By combining stories of stars’ grandparents and ordinary people, we were able to deliver an inclusive and emotional account of WWII and how it has shaped all our lives, says executive producer Tom Anstiss



For Sama, Channel 4/PBS

I never expected my footage of life in Aleppo to become a feature documentary, I just wanted to record the truth, says Waad al-Kateab