The BBC World Service aims to be the world's first choice amongst international broadcasters. We want to inspire people and illuminate their lives. Our programmes need to support - and build on - our reputation for being authoritative, impartial and accurate. With your help we can achieve all of this...and make the most of our unique ability to bring the world together, making connections and helping listeners make sense of the world.  We seek impact and originality.

If you wish to propose ideas to World Service you will need to do so through an in-house department or a registered independent company. World Service has a Registered Suppliers list of Independent Production Companies. We cannot consider ideas from companies not on this register. If you wish to join the Suppliers List please contact Vanessa Morris & Karen Howe, assistants to Tony Phillips. Companies with significant production experience will be considered. 

Please read through the World Service guidelines (PDF).

Please also take a look at our Guidelines to taking pictures (PDF).


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If you interested in submitting proposals and are not currently on the World Service Registered Supplier List, please contact vanessamorris&


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