Chapter 14

Timescales

In none of our previous discussions have I mentioned anything about time. No, I’m not about to tread on Professor Stephen Hawking’s toes, but rather I will talk about how long it takes (or more realistically, how long you are allowed to take) to make a programme or series these days.

This chapter is divided as follows:

14.1 Past and Present

Does the Team Think?—Everybody’s a Critic

Budgets are constantly being adjusted downwards, which means increased pressure on those of us who are paid to make artistic ...

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