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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Big impactful single films with strong authorship

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Arts series

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Comedy on BBC Four

Two series available per year in 2018/19

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History on BBC Four

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

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Music on BBC Four

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

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Theatre and dance

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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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