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.
Click on the genres below for up to date commissioning priorities and commissioner interviews
Big impactful single films with strong authorship
Find out more about commissioning series and two-parters on Two and Four
Comedy on BBC Four
Two series available per year in 2018/19
History on BBC Four
Eye-opening, revelatory singles on less well-known subjects and series with serious intellectual weight
Music on BBC Four
Popular music series and documentary singles for Friday night transmission + big ‘event’ type ideas
Theatre and dance
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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