Contact Editorial Policy
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) and Chief Adviser (Margaret Hill). 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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If you wish to make a complaint about the BBC or its content go to the complaints website.
- 15 Apr 2014New Editorial Guidelines for BBC World Service Group on External Relationships and Funding
- 03 Apr 2014Change to start of election period
- 18 Mar 2014London Meeting - Thurs 27th March - Contributors and Consent
- 13 Mar 2014Election & Referendum Guidelines
- 05 Mar 2014Scottish Referendum Guide
05 Nov 2013
Using the Skype brand name, The Trust's Impartiality Review, News Style Guide, Working With Children
23 May 2013
Revised Guidance for Investigations, Guidance for Referrals, Making Programmes Work for People with Visual or Hearing Impairment, Think-tanks, Research Groups, Campaigners & Academics
11 Feb 2013
Material Uncovered During Investigations, Setting Up Action Lines, The Trade Mark Tango, May Elections: Draft Guidelines Published, Eastleigh By-Election,
24 Sep 2012
Police & Crime Commissioners' Elections, Party Conferences, Anonymising voices, Private Investigators, Global News Marketing Events, Tribal people, Syndication, Diane Abbott
06 Aug 2012
Watershed, privacy, repeats, children in court, protecting proper journalism
26 Jan 2012
Draft May Election Guidelines, Strong Language on Radio, Tweeting from Court, Use of Mobiles while Driving, New Secret Recording Forms
13 Dec 2011
Competitions, Skype, Fairness, Privacy and the Public Interest
14 Oct 2011
Investigations and Secret Recording Guidance, Use of Twitter, Setting Up Action Lines
19 Sep 2011
Accuracy, real people in drama, Eastenders, strong language on radio
27 Jul 2011
Props, Product Placement, Children, Reporting Statistics, Editorial Guidelines Training Modules, Archive Pictures and Commercial Services Guidelines
22 Jun 2011
Gestures, undue prominence, flashing images, strong language
12 Oct 2010
The first Newsletter from the new Editorial Guidelines website is coming soon