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Existing users: log on to Proteus now 

Proteus is a system that will eventually be a "one stop shop" for all programme-related information for BBC Radio. The commissioning process is already managed in Proteus.

This page includes information for pitching ideas to the National Network Radio Stations: 

Radio 1/1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4/4Extra, Radio 5 Live/Sports Extra, Radio 6 Music and the Asian Network. 

If you wish to pitch to the World Service please click here for more information.

If you wish to pitch to BBC Wales please click here for more information.

If you wish to pitch to BBC Radio Cymru please click here for more information.

If you wish to pitch to BBC Scotland or Radio nan Gaidheal please click here for more information. 


For guidance on using Proteus see our FAQs page


Pitching Ideas to BBC Network Radio:

When a BBC radio network invites programme proposals it will require them to be submitted in Proteus unless otherwise specified. Any independent production company must therefore have access to Proteus before it can submit a programme proposal. Existing users can access Proteus via the Proteus login page.

If you are a new supplier, you will need to sign up to the Radio Independent suppliers list. Please fill in a Pro Forma (available in the downloads section of this page) and send to Radio Commissioning Enquiries (020776 51865) where you will also be set up a login to Proteus if your company doesn't already have one assigned.

Please let us know in good time if you require a Proteus login for submitting in a commissioning round. A Proteus login takes up to a week to be assigned after your initial request has been sent through.

The Proteus Terms & Conditions of usage are also included in the downloads section of the site, you will need to agree to them before a login can be issued.


Support and FAQs

  • A Proteus commissioning user guide is available in the downloads section of this page.
  • If you are having issues with Proteus, it could be your web browser. Proteus is best used in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7. Please see the FAQs for more details about web browsers.
  • You can change the registered email address where the email confirmations for submissions go to by logging into Proteus with your company's username and password. Click on your username (top right) and select "change my details", where you get the option to change the email address to whatever you would like.
  • Where a time is given as the deadline for submissions, Proteus will cut off exactly at that point without submitting your idea in progress. Therefore you need to ensure that you submit your ideas in good time before the cut off deadline.
  • If you forget your password, go to the Proteus login page and click the "Forgotten Password" button. 

More FAQs can be found here. A version is also available in the downloads section of this page on the right hand side.

If you have any other problems or issues while using Proteus, please e-mail the Proteus team or call on 020-7765-5937.

Useful Links

Proteus login page

Proteus FAQs

Proteus User Guide

Radio Independent Production Company Database info


The BBC Radio business, legal and rights requirements
How BBC Radio commissions programmes
Contact Information and Archives for programme research

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