If you are making programmes or other content for the BBC, either in house or for an Independent company the Editorial Policy team are available to offer advice on how to interpret and work within the Editorial Guidelines.

The earlier potentially contentious content is referred the better. It is a good idea to discuss your query with your editor or manager before contacting us.

Telephone Editorial Policy: 020 8008 1819 available 24 hours a day. From BBC offices call (02) 81819.

The Director Editorial Policy and Standards is David Jordan. Some editorial policy issues must be referred to him. Some other editorial policy issues must be referred to Chief Adviser Politics (Ric Bailey). For more details see the lists of Mandatory Referrals in each section of the Editorial Guidelines.

The postal address for Editorial Policy is:

BC2 A1, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP


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