Most of the work done for the BBC is to do with retouching and CMYK file prep for the books that accompany the major natural history documentaries.
Care is taken to retain the veracity of the images with adjustments limited to removing camera artefacts, cast and exposure / contrast issues.
When a sequence of images is required I will adjust individual shots so that they integrate into the general flow of the story. This mainly takes the form of adjusting tone and colour for the different cameras/lenses used on a sequence and is not dissimilar to colour grading for tv and cinema in this regard.
During this work I set my Fogra ISO standard monitor to an adjusted 5000K in order to better preview the outcome of printing on paper. I get very good “soft” proofing results from the monitor and can predict the appearance of the proofs very accurately.
Occasionally I “hard” proof the image myself using my profiled Epson printer and Epson Fogra certified proofing paper.
Stills from video grading