The only way is social: TOWIE’s production process

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TV production is something that really interests me. Having brushed up against it a few times in recent years, I thought I could learn a little more by listening to the BBC College of Production podcasts.
They have turned out to be a real find, and I highly recommend them to anyone involved in any kind of media work. Even if you don’t work with TV, hearing about other people’s creative¬†processes are really useful.

One episode on “constructed reality” programmes was particularly interesting. The bit where Tony Wood, who created The Only Way is Essex ¬†(TOWIE to its fans) shares his production approach with his enthralled peers reveals how groundbreaking this show has been. (more…)