Current affairs on BBC One

Panorama is our flagship current affairs programme on BBC One and the longest running current affairs programme in the world.

We have 30 minute slots available and some 60 minute programmes to run as specials.

We seek journalistically ambitious and timely ideas - topicality and speed are essential: we need fast turn-around productions to ensure we cover current affairs issues when they are at the top of people's agendas.

There is also a continuing need for Panorama to feel distinctive from other current affairs content out there, be that on TV, radio, print or online. We are therefore interested in how Panorama can feel more creative and inventive, such as the recent The Mystery of the Unknown Man which took a more personal storytelling approach and Paxman on Trump v Clinton: Divided America.

We are also interested in how our content can reflect the interests of the wider current affairs audience. Domestic issues such as jobs, health or home can have broad appeal while attracting a younger audience.

We have eight hour long specials a year which need to feel like important and impactful documentaries.

We are always keen to find new talent for Panorama who can offer a fresh voice or opinion. 

All proposals should be submitted via BBC Pitch to the relevant genre controller or commissioner. 
Information reviewed 10 March 2017


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