BBC 7 Commissioning Guidelines - Spring 2009
BBC 7 SLOTS
Original Drama: SciFi/Horror/Fantasy
Mon-Fri 1800-1900 repeated 0000-0300
Original Drama: Crime & Thrillers
Mon-Fri 1000-1100 repeated 2100-2200
These genres are very popular with the BBC 7 audience and are promoted as their 7th Dimension and Crime & Thrillers zones. BBC 7 welcomes proposals in both genres as there is a comparative shortage of them in the BBC Archive.
They expect to commission original drama, divided between the genres, either as short series or single drama and are interested in developing ideas along the following lines;
• Original writing (not dramatisations of existing works)
• Small cast
• Innovative production techniques
• Low Cost
• Can include a comedy element
It is probably wise to avoid Sci-Fi themes set in the 1950-1970 period since these are fairly well represented in the archive.
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