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Music and Events on BBC One

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Jan Younghusband discusses Music & Events on BBC One

Commissioning Editor: Jan Younghusband

Commissioning slots

  • Interested in acquiring Documentaries about top artists and performance films.
  • Authored Single Events
  • Documentaries on imagine...

Where are the opportunities available?

Imagine... is the main Documentary slot. However, performance and other film ideas and events are considered on a rolling basis.


Music on BBC One needs to reach out to the broadest possible audience with a focus on world leading artists and live events. Music Documentaries are a significant part of the Arts strand imagine…, both as commissions and acquisitions.  

Single Feature Documentaries about top artists can be submitted for pre-sale. BBC One also seeks to show outstanding performances and specials by leading artists.  

Find out more about the overall BBC One channel strategy.

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

Ideas for imagine… can be submitted via Commissioning Editor for Music and Events Jan Younghusband or Head of Arts Commissioning Mark Bell.  

All proposals should be submitted via BBC Pitch to the relevant Genre Controller or Commissioner.

Find contacts in BBC Music and Events commissioning.

Information reviewed  14 Januray 2015

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