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Current Affairs on BBC Two

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Clive Edwards discusses Current Affairs on BBC Two

Head of Commissioning: Clive Edwards


There is a wide range of shapes, topics, treatments and tones for Current Affairs on BBC Two, from The Town That Took on China with its novel approach to a highly topical issue, to the immersive Toughest Place To Be A ..., through to The Iraq War, a rigorous and compelling series in which the biggest players of the war in Iraq reveal the inside story. With this wide range of tone and approach Current Affairs on BBC Two will continue to seek out new areas for exploration as well as examining life closer to home.

Current affairs on BBC Two should also be looking at unfamiliar subjects. This World continues to bring the world to British audiences. Foreign Current Affairs is an important part of our overall offering.

BBC Two Current Affairs should be as inclusive as possible and take serious issues to as many people as possible.

Find out more about the overall BBC Two channel strategy.

Commissioning Slots

  • Travel based accessible short series with broad appeal. Flexible on shape but no singles, 2 - 3 × 60 minutes.
  • This World: Pre and post watershed international current affairs, 1 x 60 minutes.
  • Landmark and provocative essay-like 2 x 60 minutes or 3 - 4 × 60 minute series for 9pm or 10pm.

Where are the opportunities available? 

There are opportunities in the Indie Guarantee and WoCC in 2014/15, some hours within This World.  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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