The remit of Radio 3 is to offer a mix of music and cultural programming in order to engage and entertain its audience. Around its core proposition of classical music, its speech-based programming should inform and educate the audience about music and culture. Jazz, world music, drama, the arts and ideas, and religious programming should feature in its output.

The station should appeal to listeners of any age seeking to expand their cultural horizons through engagement with the world of music and the arts. 

More information on the remit for Radio 3 can be found here.

 

Commissioning round updates  

Advance Notice for Radio 3 Commissioning Round 1 2016/17 (Drama on 3)

Radio 3 Commissioning Round 1 (Drama on 3), will open on Wednesday 27 May 2015 and close on Thursday 23 July.  We will issue results on Proteus on Friday 9 October.  We’ll send the brief and any accompanying information on the opening date.  Round 2, for the other Radio 3 speech programmes, will be announced later but will follow a similar pattern to last year – opening early September.

Commissioning process

Radio 3's schedule includes a number of long-running strands which are not usually re-commissioned annually. 

If you wish to hear details regarding the Radio 3 commissioning rounds, you will need to be part of the Radio Independent Supplier Database and indicate that you wish to hear details about Radio 3 and its strands.

When a commissioning round opens, editorial briefs, including guide-prices and durations, are sent out to registered suppliers and eligible in-house departments. During the commissioning round, producers are strongly recommended to discuss ideas with the relevant commissioning editor. After offers have been submitted, and the results have been communicated, editorial and budgetary discussions take place around the shortlisted commissions before final confirmation. 

The commissioning editors are happy to meet producers and discuss ideas throughout the year, however we will usually only be able to give a general steer in advance of the formal rounds.   

 

Additional information

Full information useful to programme-makers please visit the How to PitchHow we do Business and Delivery timeline pages of this website and it is advisable to look this over before submitting a proposals.

 

Roles

All commissions are signed off by Alan Davey, Controller Radio 3.

 

Want to find out more about BBC Radio 3?

If you would like to know more about BBC Radio 3 programmes, content and schedules, please visit the Radio 3 station website.  

Advance Notice for Radio 3 Commissioning Round 1 2016/17 (Drama on 3)

 

Radio 3 Commissioning Round 1 (Drama on 3), will open on Wednesday 27 May 2015 and close on Thursday 23 July.  We will issue results on Proteus on Friday 9 October.  We’ll send the brief and any accompanying information on the opening date.  Round 2, for the other Radio 3 speech programmes, will be announced later but will follow a similar pattern to last year – opening early September.

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