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Formats and Features

Formats and Features overview
Formats and Features on BBC One
Formats and Features on BBC Two

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Formats and Features overview

Current priorities across channels include:

  • Hours at 8pm or 9pm midweek.
  • Big returnable hour long Formats for 8pm. Flexible on shape - closed episodes or narratives building across several weeks.
  • Documentary formats.
  • Ambitious events at 8pm or 9pm.
  • Competitions
  • Friday night
  • Immersive History: what are the new shapes post Wartime Farm etc?

Formats and Features on BBC One

  •  Hours at 8pm or 9pm midweek.


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Formats and Features on BBC Two

Factual Entertainment slots:

  • Midweek 8pm or 9pm, 60 minutes
  • Sunday night 8pm or 9pm, 60 minutes
  • Weeknight 10pm, 30 minutes

Ongoing Formats and Features ideas for 8pm and 9pm midweek:

  • Big returnable hour long Formats for 8pm
  • Documentary formats
  • Ambitious events
  • Competitions
  • Immersive History

Formats and Features Commissioners

  • Alison Kirkham
    Alison Kirkham

    Head of Commissioning, Factual Features & Formats, BBC One and Two

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  • Tom Edwards
    Tom Edwards

    Commissioning Editor, Features and Formats BBC One and BBC Two

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  • Sam Bickley
    Sam Bickley

    Head of Documentaries on BBC Three

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  • Lindsay Bradbury
    Lindsay Bradbury

    Commissioning Editor, Factual Features and Format

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  • Elliot Reed
    Elliot Reed

    Commissioning Editor, Features and Formats

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