The original Production Research Course

In-person training over two days. This is the highly-acclaimed course that I’ve run at the BBC, ITV and internationally for many years. Constantly updated and in high demand, it is for anyone working in production who wants to validate or update their research skills. Even producers have been known to attend. Includes storytelling.

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Online TV Researcher Course

Essential production research skills for runners, junior researchers, production assistants and graduates looking for their first job in production. It's designed to give you essential research tools to become a great production researcher. Working on "live" research briefs, candidates will have a hands-on and realistic experience of how to research a story to a deadline.

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Creating and Developing Ideas

This course is aimed at anyone involved in TV and digital media production who wants to enhance their creative thinking and generate ideas. You will have the chance to explore a range of different techiques to unlease creativity, including; stimulating fresh ideas, hunting them out in unexpected places, brainstorming inventively and finding the twist in existing ideas.

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New dates – the next online TV Research Course will run from 9th – 11th May, 2024.  Apply direct to:

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” (Benjamin Franklin).

What they say:

 I had a fantastic two days. The course was really worth while and I learned a lot from you. Thank you for a great experience and a wealth of knowledge.  Shelly McVeigh, Assistant Producer, Alleycat Films. February, 2024

Thank you SO much for the course! It has been invaluable; I feel so much more confident about researching now and I can’t wait to use what I’ve learned.” Saskia Almond, Feb 2022.

Thank you for such an incredibly engaging course. I’m left inspired and loved just how pertinent it was to the industry. I feel like I have a ready-to go toolbox with the tips from keeping a diary, telephone techniques, to detailed pitch and briefing notes. It was so thorough, I didn’t want it to end.” James Ayshford, Sept. 2021

I flew over from N. Ireland to attend this course and in every way it was worth the trip. Pam’s anecdotes alone are bursting with lessons to be a more thoughtful and productive researcher, but across the two day crash-course we were given info that can inform every aspect of our professional practice from creative thinking to navigating office politics. Pam also knows how daunting it can be for those trying to break into TV and gives her experience with an understanding and respect that can be hard to find in the wider television industry”. Angus Gibson, Feb 2019

“Thanks Pam! What a fantastic two days. This course has given me the skills and confidence boost going into my next job as a researcher. Pam’s expertise and stories are funny and inspiring, and her jam packed training course covers everything you’ll need to know- and more!’ Anna Johnston, Feb 2019.