Religion and Ethics on BBC One is for mainstream audiences. It is the home of Christian worship and major faith festivals and has its finger on the pulse of religious and ethical debate, primarily through its Sunday morning output.
On BBC One, Religion and Ethics should open up the world for our audiences, providing access to the diverse people and stories of faith across the country.
David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Paul reflected a fascinating religious story with mass appeal and kept religion firmly at its core.
There is some potential for a big break-out religion project for BBC One, similar to The Passion and Son of God in years gone by. This is not a guaranteed commission, but rather something BBC One will try to make work for the right idea.
Straight drama, documentary or a mixed-genre approach are all possible and a range of subject areas could work, but might once again revisit stories of Jesus or the Bible.
There is some space for occasional films at 10.35pm on the slate going forward. These films should take a documentary approach to a broadly faith or ethics-based story of modern life, such as Young Nuns.
There is potentially space for a cost effective mini series that can run at Christian holidays such as Easter or Christmas. David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St Paul did a good job in this territory.
The BBC One religion slate is primarily dedicated to returning strands and religious events. However, for the right idea as mentioned above, there is the potential to find funding in the WoCC for 14/15 and 15/16.
If you would like to know more about the BBC One channel strategy, please visit the BBC One page.
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