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Science and Natural History

Science and Natural History priorities on BBC One
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  • Science and Natural History priorities on BBC Two
  • Science and Natural History priorities on BBC Four

Science and Natural History priorities on BBC One

  • Big, ambitious, reputational landmark Science ideas at 8pm or 9pm - 60 minute slots and series
  • Popular Science ideas with science journalism at their heart
  • Specialist Factual Events (singles or stripped series) 
  • Formatted popular Natural History ideas
  • Closed episode returnable formats with people and Science at their heart (any specific lengths or timings – 60 minute slots from three to six episodes)
  • Ideas that show how Britain or the world work in new ways
  • Contemporary social experiments with new, relevant Science at their heart
  • There are currently limited Natural History opportunities but we are always open to new ideas, especially with surprising forms and tones
  • Not currently looking for pets

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Science and Natural History priorities on BBC Two

  • 9pm: Natural History, innovative forms, new takes on familiar subjects/series
  • 9pm: Landmark Science, singles and series of up to three x 60 minutes
  • 9pm: Science, male skewed - 60 minute shows for midweek or Sunday night
  • Big event pieces on the natural world which are live/as live
  • Formatted popular ideas which tackle Britain's pressing issues such as reputational Science singles on contemporary subjects with special access
  • Think about a Factual Entertainment take on Science subjects
  • Innovative Science meets Documentary ideas 

Science and Natural History priorities on BBC Four

  • Seeking new event forms. What’s next after the ‘box’ format that’s worked so well on Afterlife: The Strange Science of Decay and Spider House? One x 60 minutes or 90 minutes
  • Interested in ‘hard’ Science pieces which do a deep dive into big subjects
  • Big Science: Any shape is possible - up to 3 × 60 minutes
  • Natural History ideas must have a strong Science prism

Science and Natural History Commissioners

  • Tom McDonald
    Tom McDonald

    Acting Head of Commissioning, Science and Natural History

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  • Aidan Laverty
    Aidan Laverty

    Commissioning Editor, Science and Natural History

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  • Craig Hunter
    Craig Hunter

    Commissioning Editor, Science and Natural History

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  • Lucinda Axelsson
    Lucinda Axelsson

    Commissioning Editor, Science & Natural History

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  • Roger Webb
    Roger Webb

    Series Editor, Natural World

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