Pitching for radio

This is a recording of a masterclass from the BBC Academy’s Radio Fast Train event held on 7 February 2012. Andrew Collins hosts this masterclass where eight radio producers get a chance to pitch ideas direct to BBC commissioners. This is an opportunity to hear what goes on behind the usually closed doors of commissioning rounds.

The panel of guests get two minutes to sell their idea and commissioners have four minutes to give feedback. This is an opportunity to hear what goes on behind the usually closed doors of commissioning rounds.

"We're looking for that one stand out pitch."– Andrew Collins

The commissioners are Lewis Carnie from BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, Tony Phillips from Radio 4, Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Piers Bradford and 5 live’s Jonathan Wall.