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BBC Radio 2 - Invitation to tender for 'The Michael Ball Show'

BBC Radio 2 is looking to commission a production team and producer with a proven track record in national radio for creating innovative radio programming around a melodic heritage music themed format.

The programme will be a Sunday evening programme presented by Michael Ball which will be a warm, nostalgic format for the older listener with the potential for broader appeal right across the networks demographic.

This business represents part of the WoCC (Window of Creative Competition) and is therefore open both to Independent and Internal suppliers.

It is intended that the production will start on air on the 13th January 2013.


  • Tender Round opens: November 15th 2012
  • Tender Round closes: November 29th 2012 @ noon
  • Shortlist decision announced: November 30th 2012
  • Shortlisted Pitches heard: December 7th 2012
  • Decision announced: December 10th 2012
  • 1st On-Air date: January 13th 2013

The relevant programme proposal(s) must be submitted via the PROTEUS system only and it should cover all the points outlined in the brief on the downloads section of this page (to the right hand side).

For all queries about this, please contact the Radio 2 commissioning team.

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