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Do you want to work in factual TV? 

Do you want to know what it takes to produce documentaries, news, and reality shows - and how to get started? 

If the answer’s yes, then this podcast is for you!

Is TV for me? Is a brand-new podcast from the co-founders of Factory Films, Lisa Fairbank and Julie Heathcote. With over 25 years of experience delivering award-winning factual tv shows for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky, each episode sees Julie and Lisa interviewing a fellow professional about their career journey, what their specific job entails, their challenges and successes, as well as tips and advice for a successful career in factual tv. 

Is TV for me? is the podcast that will inspire you, inform you, and help you make a start on a career in factual TV. 


Faaye Wheatley

Casting Producer 


Harry Smyth

Development Producer

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Liv Butler


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Amy Errington
Assistant Producer


Dave Austin

Post Production

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Mark North 

Director of Photography 

If you think working in TV might be for you - then we can recommend checking out Screenskills

downloading the ERIC app, and the RTS,  BFI, Sky, BAFTA, BBC and Channel 4 all run training programmes and apprenticeship schemes with the details constantly updating on their websites. 

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