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Commissioning round open - BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories 2013

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Listen to the audio from the Radio 1 / 1Xtra Stories documentary festival

Radio11xtra_logolarge.jpgWe are inviting proposals for ‘BBC Radio 1 Stories’ and ‘BBC Radio 1Xtra Stories’ programmes to be broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra in 2013.

The programme slots available for ‘Stories’ proposals are:

BBC Radio 1Xtra Stories: 60 mins. Sundays 2100-2200
BBC Radio 1 Stories: 60 mins. Mondays 2100-2200

There are approximately thirty slots available for Radio 1 and thirty for Radio 1Xtra in this Commissioning Round. We will also look to commission a further 10 for each network on a rolling basis. 

Commissioned programmes will air from January 2013 onwards. We particularly need Radio 1Xtra Stories for Jan-March 2013 – so highlight in your pitch if you can deliver early.

We invite applications from all Independent Production companies who can clearly demonstrate relevant experience and expertise in order to continue the high level of production quality offered by these slots. 

To submit, you will need to be part of the A&M Independent Production Company Database.

The brief in the downloads section of this page (on the right hand side) lays out the detail of what is required in the tender, how the process will be managed and the timetable for doing so.

Proposals should be submitted in Proteus using the specific Programme Information detailed in the commissioning brief - please make sure you submit it in the right place.

All proposals for consideration MUST be in Proteus by MIDDAY, 27th November 2012. No late entries can be accepted.

The Commissioning Team aims to communicate commissioning decisions by December 10th, via Proteus.


Key Dates
Commissioning Launch: October 17th 2012
Face to Face Meetings November 9th and 16th
Commissioning Round Closes:  Midday November 27th
Feedback in Proteus announced: December 7th 2012

For any questions or further information, please contact Radio 1 & 1 Xtra Commissioning editor, Piers Bradford.

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