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Drama on BBC Two

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Ben Stephenson discusses Drama on BBC Two

Controller: Ben Stephenson

Commissioning Slots

  • Series and Serials: three - six x 60 minutes at 9pm.
  • Singles: three or four x 90 minutes at 8.30pm or 9pm.

Tariff range: In order to maximise our Drama hours (as above) we need to be offered a variety of prices between £500k - £850k per hour across serials, series and singles.

Where are the opportunities available?

We have limited opportunities remaining in 2015/16 with more available in 2016/17 within the In-house Guarantee, the WoCC and the Independent Quota.  


BBC Two audiences enjoy looking at the world in provocative and imaginative ways, with its Drama telling stories about the world we know both past and present. The increased hours mean that we can provide a full range of Drama on the channel: new and returning series like The Fall, Line Of Duty and Peaky Blinders, singles like An Adventure In Space And Time and The Thirteenth Tale and serials like Top Of The Lake and The Honourable Woman.

For Online and Red Button content ideas for Drama please visit the service strategy page for BBC iPlayer, Red Button and programme pages.

Find out more about the BBC Two channel strategy.

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 the BBC Drama commissioning team. 

Information reviewed 25 June 2014

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