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Introducing the Programme Information Guide

The PIG is a one stop guide to how to write titles and descriptions for your programme whatever the network. You can find information on both how to write titles and how to write descriptions.

Why should I care?

Providing good quality information about your programme is vital.

It guides your potential audience into deciding whether to listen or not.

You are required to provide programme descriptions for your programme.

So why not spend two minutes choosing the right words. This will result in higher placing for your programme on search engines, and more people discovering the output you’ve worked so hard to create.

This is a one stop shop to help you to make the most out of the programme information that the audience will see.

Submitting your programme description delivery form

Please read through this Programme Information Guide section before submitting your form. You can then find the form for completion on the Working with the networks page.



If you can't find the answer to your question here or just want further guidance, speak to the Metadata Assistant Content Producer for your network:

Radio 1, 1xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6music, Asian Network 
Liz Mundler

Radio 4, 4 Extra, Radio 5 live

Mark Fallon

Head of Group
John Partington


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