Religion and Ethics on BBC One

Aaqil Ahmed talks about the Religion & Ethics development priorities on BBC One

Commissioning slots

  • Break-out series
  • Stand out singles one x 60 minutes at 10.35pm
  • Co-production opportunities, two - three x 60 minutes Daytime/Christian holidays


Songs of Praise: additional commissioning opportunity for Scotland independents

Songs of Praise are seeking to commission music and music features recorded in Scotland for 2015/16.

Of particular interest are proposals that bring a fresh perspective to the programme and reflect a broad range of communities and types of music.

This opportunity sits within the Independent Quota and eligibility criteria apply.

Download the brief for full details.

The deadline for submissions is 12 June 2015 via BBC Pitch.


Background information

BBC Two is the home of our most diverse Religion and Ethics output and is at its best when it takes a mixed approach to subjects, genres and styles.

The channel aims to compliment the heartland appeal of programmes like the An Island Parish franchise with more complex offers that engage the viewer, take them out of their comfort zone and demand more from them intellectually.

The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim EmperorsPilgrimage With Simon Reeve and Kumbh Mela: The Greatest Show On Earth have all worked well for the channel.

Find out more about the overall BBC One channel strategy


Where are the opportunities available?

Scope in 2015/16 in the WoCC, Independent Quota and In-house Guarantee. 


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 on 24 November 2014


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