Pilots That Never Flew

Series in which Director of the National Youth Theatre Paul Roseby examines the labourious process of creating successful pilot programmes.

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01Comedy Performers2008122920091124

Series in which Director of the National Youth Theatre Paul Roseby examines the laborious process of creating successful pilot programmes.

Paul talks to comedy performers Alistair Mcgowan, Bea Holland and Samantha Sanns about unsuccessful pilots they have made.

Paul talks to comedy performers Alistair Mcgowan, Bea Holland and Samantha Sanns.

Paul talks to comedy performers Alistair Mcgowan, Bea Holland and Samantha Sanns about unsuccessful pilots that they have made.

02Writers2008123020091201

Paul talks to writers whose ideas were eventually turned into pilots: Geoff Atkinson, Paul Dornan and creators of Ed Reardon's Week Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas

Series in which director of the National Youth Theatre Paul Roseby examines the laborious process of creating successful pilot programmes.

Paul talks to writers whose ideas were eventually turned into pilots: Geoff Atkinson, Paul Dornan and the creators of Ed Reardon's Week, Andrew Nickolds and Christopher Douglas.

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

Paul talks to writers whose ideas were eventually turned into pilots.

03Actors And Presenters20081231

Paul considers the people tasked with bringing a show to life: the actors and performers.

Series in which Director of the National Youth Theatre Paul Roseby examines the laborious process of creating successful pilot programmes.

Paul considers those who are tasked with bringing a show to life: the actors and performers. He talks to Megan Dodds, Lucy Briers, Neil McCaul, Annabel Giles and Beverley Turner.

04Producers And Commissioning Editors20090101

Comedy producer John Lloyd and Radio 4 commissioning editor for comedy Caroline Raphael.

Paul Roseby talks to the comedy producer John Lloyd about his experience of making pilot programmes and to Radio 4's commissioning editor for comedy Caroline Raphael about the role pilots play in making successful radio and TV programmes.

05 LASTAgents And Audiences2009010220091208

Paul examines two groups at the sharp end of the process: the agents who have to break bad news about unsuccessful pilots to their clients and the audiences whose response can make the difference between success and failure. Featuring an interview with John Grant of the Conway van Gelder Grant agency.

Paul examines two groups at the sharp end of the process: agents and audiences.