Current Affairs on BBC One

Clive Edwards discusses Current Affairs on BBC One

Overview

Panorama is our premier Current Affairs programme on BBC One. Panorama is the longest running Current Affairs programme in the world and is well understood by the British public to be the home of important investigations and journalism of real significance to British audiences.

Topicality and speed are essential for Panorama: we need fast turn-around productions to ensure we cover Current Affairs when the issues are top of people's agendas. 

Find out more about the overall BBC One channel strategy

 

Commissioning slots

  • Panorama: 30 minutes and more rarely 60 minutes to run as specials

Ceri Thomas is the Editor for Panorama. 

 

Where are the opportunities available? 

Within the Panorama strand there are opportunities in the WoCC and Indie Guarantee for 2014/15 and beyond. Please note that a number of hours have a Regional Quota attached.  

 

How should I submit my ideas and who should I pitch to?

All proposals should be submitted via BBC Pitch to the relevant Genre Controller or Commissioner. 

 

Information reviewed 1 April 2015

 

Latest Current Affairs news

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    BBC Line-up for Hay Festival Tent 2015

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    Documentary commissioning opportunities for Scotland and Northern Ireland

    BBC Documentaries is seeking to commission content for both BBC One and Two from Scotland and Northern Ireland independents.

  • BBC News Online to feature strongest stories from local newspapers across England

    BBC News Online to feature strongest stories from local newspapers across England

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