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  • Demystifying making radio: AKA Mystery Island 

    It’s months in the making. When people ask us how long our radio documentaries for BBC World Service can take to make that can be the answer: months. That is certainly true of our latest – AKA Mystery Island – which is being broadcast this week around the world.
    getting inside Mystery Island Story

    First there’s lots […]

  • AKA Mystery Island: tiny island, big story

    We are making our next one hour documentary for BBC World Service. It investigates the extraordinary growth of cruise ship traffic, in particular to Vanuatu. From this chain of islands in the South Pacific we report from the southernmost island of Aneityum and how the community of Anelguhat is managing the influx of as many as 30,000 cruise ship […]

  • Our BBC World Service documentary – Horses for Courses

    Elegant, athletic and groomed to perfection, young thoroughbred horses are the focus for our latest radio documentary for BBC World Service. You can catch the broadcast live or online on the BBC World Service website.
    Capturing action and atmosphere

    Recording the programme involved Green Shoots spending long days at the historic Tattersalls auction site in Newmarket, Suffolk for […]

  • We’re on air: Follow That Tractor

    We’re on air. Our latest BBC World Service radio documentary is Follow that Tractor. Listen to an extraordinary tale of people, places and machinery that we loved putting together so you can marvel at these secondhand farm machines and all that they mean.
    The tractor supermarket

    In a flat piece of English Fenland, a site the size of 40 […]

  • Top Tips from Film Making Training

    Film is fantastic for informing and inspiring – and certainly for entertaining. But without the right techniques all your creativity – and your viewer’s time – will be wasted.

    This year we’re finding the Green Shoots Movie Making Masterclasses are a big hit. We love giving film making training and helping film makers not just to make […]

  • Making Headlines

    We find that doing one job well often leads to another.

    These days that usually involves work across several media.

    Following on from our radio documentary series on global poultry production we were asked to write a newspaper article for a national newspaper.

    The task: sum up six months of investigation and an hour’s radio in 400 words. We […]

  • Going Cheep and Cheap

    The world’s love affair with chicken meat dates back 10,000 years.

    For BBC World Service we’ve made a radio documentary series ‘What if Chicken Conquers the World?’ about the modern global broiler business. The people, places and processes that drive this world-dominating industry are incredible.

    Farmers, breeders, chefs, scientists, bankers and chickens, of course, all have their […]