Ian Fleming interviews Screenwriter and Novelist Raymond Chandler (1958)

In July of 1958, to mark the publication of Chandler’s last book, Playback, BBC brought Chandler and Ian Fleming together on the air. Fleming and the BBC broadcaster producing the program picked up Chandler at 11 A.M. on the day of the interview and even though they “found his voice slurred with whisky,” the broadcast went quite Read MoreRead More

A Minimalist Explaination of How DNA works

BBC Knowledge and Learning is exploring a wide variety of topics from social history to science in a series of three-minute online Explainer documentaries, and commissioned Territory Studio ( to produce an animated film on the subject of DNA. As Will Samuel, lead designer and animator on the project explains, the approach taken wasn’t just Read MoreRead More

The Power and Glory of Storytelling

In this final episode of Stephen Fry’s BBC documentary about language, Planet Word, he celebrates the power and glory of storytelling. It has been with us as long as language itself and as a species, we love to tell our stories. This desire to both entertain and explain has resulted in the flowering of language to describe every aspect of the human condition.Read More

BBC R&D: Assessment and settings for Sony PMW-EX1 and EX3

The BBC Research and Development department takes apart the Sony EX1 and EX3 cameras for this extremely detailed white paper: …The cameras are relatively light (about 2.8kg in including battery) and have an integral viewfinder (3½” lcd), and seems aimed at the high-end professional and full broadcast markets, even though the broadcast market would normally Read MoreRead More

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