Commissioning for BBC Four

BBC Four has a built an unrivalled reputation as the home of television of intelligence, wit and verve. From Lucy Worsley’s intoxicating history of the home to Waldemar Januszczak’s reinvention of the Dark Ages to Saga’s Nordic angst in The Bridge, BBC Four offers a cocktail of programming unlike any other in British broadcasting.

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Arena

Arena

Big impactful single films with strong authorship

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Arts

Arts series

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Comedy

Comedy on BBC Four

Two series available per year in 2018/19

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History

History on BBC Four

Eye-opening, revelatory singles on less well-known subjects and series with serious intellectual weight

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Music

Music on BBC Four

Popular music series and documentary singles for Friday night transmission + big ‘event’ type ideas

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Performance

Theatre and dance

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Storyville

Storyville commissioning priorities

Ground breaking films with compelling narratives and strong characters, which though international in scope, have themes that touch us all.

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