Current Affairs on BBC Three
Current Affairs on BBC Three shows how the genre can attract and engage younger audiences.
On BBC Three we are tightly aligned to the interests, cares and concerns of the channel's main audience: 16-34 year olds.
The subjects tend to cluster more around issues personal to this audience - body image, lifestyle choices, becoming an adult - than they might around the more traditional subjects like Westminster and other national institutions. However, the scope of Current Affairs on BBC Three is wide-ranging: from the more gritty foreign journeys like India: A Dangerous Place To Be A Woman to domestic issues like Prostitution: What’s The Harm? and Can Criminals Say Sorry? about restorative justice.
Find out more about the overall BBC Three channel strategy.
- Seeking long form launch proposals for BBC Three online. Either landmark in vein of Life on Death Row or presenter led journalistic pieces with Three type talent.
- Also interested in short form online proposals we can consider for pre online launch development.
Where are the opportunities available?
There are opportunities in the WoCC in 2015/16 depending on the requirements of the planned BBC Three online.
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
Today the BBC and Hay Festival unveiled the line-up for this year’s BBC tent at Hay Festival 2015 (Thursday 21 to Sunday 31 May). Part of a major three year global partnership with Hay, announced last year by Director General Tony Hall, the BBC Tent and venues across the site will host a series of free events and live recordings of the organisation’s flagship shows. There will also be coverage of the festival’s greatest writers, thinkers and performers across its programmes on radio, television and online.
BBC Documentaries is seeking to commission content for both BBC One and Two from Scotland and Northern Ireland independents.
The BBC has announced plans to roll out an improved method for linking to the best stories provided by local newspapers across the country, from BBC website Local Live streams.