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Current Affairs on BBC Three

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Clive Edwards discusses Current Affairs on BBC Three

Commissioner: Clive Edwards


Current Affairs on BBC Three shows how the genre can attract and engage younger audiences.

On BBC Three we are tightly aligned to the interests, cares and concerns of the channel's main audience: 16–34 year olds.

The subjects tend to cluster more around issues personal to this audience - body image, lifestyle choices, becoming an adult - than they might around the more traditional subjects like Westminster and other national institutions. However, the scope of Current Affairs on BBC Three is wide-ranging: from the more gritty journey of Escape from the World's Most Dangerous Place to Is Football Racist? and So What If My Baby Is Born Like Me? 

Find out more about the overall BBC Three channel strategy.

Commissioning Opportunities

  • Flexible on shape, singles or shorter 2 - 3 x 60 minute series.

Where are the opportunities available? 

There are opportunities in the WoCC in 2014/15. Please note that a number of hours have a Regional Quota attached.

How should I submit my ideas and who should I pitch to?

All proposals should be submitted via e-Commissioning to the relevant Genre Controller or Commissioner. 

Find contacts in BBC Current Affairs commissioning.

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