Alongside its Winter issue, Televisual also published its annual Inspirations magazine – a series of interviews with the winners of the annual Televisual Bulldog Awards, quizzing them on what it takes to make TV that truly stands out from the crowd.

You can read the magazine in full here

Producer Simon Meyer explains why I May Destroy You, the drama that Michaela Coel created, exec produced, co-directed and starred in, connected with its audience in such an extraordinary way.

We also talk to the editing team from the show and find out from them how Coel gave them the creative freedom to produce an experimental, dynamic, and abrasive edit that managed to carefully balance serious drama with dark comedy.

Producer Michael Casey explains how the team behind the Crown navigate the eye-watering logistics of keeping the enormous production on track. The show’s composer, Michael Phipps, talks about how he stripped the music “back to its essence to say more with less,” on the show’s fourth series.

The executive producer of Sex Education, Jamie Campbell, sets out how “the balance between the dramatic and the comedic” is the key to the comedy’s success.

Exec Sarah James explains how the Strictly team’s ‘the show must go on’ attitude was vital to its 2020 success

BBC Sport’s team describe how the England Germany knockout match in the Euros grabbed the English nation at a time when celebration felt more necessary than ever. Springwatch’s exec producer Rosemary Edwards explains how the team kept its ambitions high for the 2020 edition despite battling lockdown restrictions.

Producer Andy Wilman describes Clarkson’s Farm as ““Lightning in a bottle,” the show’s critical and ratings success certainly was.

Director Jenny Popplewell explains how social media, phone cameras, police bodycams, and the victim’s text message created an unfolding narrative of a heinous crime in American Murder that put the victims, not the murderer, centre stage.,

Director James Bluemel details how a focus on character driven narrative was the key to Once Upon a Time in Iraq.

Director Keith Scholey explains why David Attenborough’s first feature film hit a nerve with a public now waking up to the threat of climate change.

VFX creative director Russell Dodgson discusses the evolution of His Dark Materials.

Series producer, Huw Cordey describes how the Perfect Planet team pushed technology to its limits.

And 72 Films’ co founder, David Glover, talks about how his five year old indie’s success is down to an ambition to make documentary that feels like a drama box set.

Jon Creamer

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