High: Surviving a Dubai Drugs Bust, BBC3

Director Alex Irvine Cox explains how he and his team stretched their budget to tell a dramatic story set in an exotic location


Trail: The Way, BBC1

First production from Wales-based indie Red Seam, written by James Graham


Wilderness with Simon Reeve, BBC2

Chris Mitchell, series producer and director, on filming in remote areas where nature still has the upper hand

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Open letter to Tim Davie: 10 ways to survive 2027

BBC expert John Mair lays out his thoughts for the director general as the BBC prepares for the future funding debate