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Beeb in search for game show formats


Beeb in search for game show formats

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Building on the success of a similar process two years ago, the BBC’s Entertainment and Daytime commissioning teams are joining forces to identify, develop, produce and deliver fresh and modern quiz and gameshow formats for BBC One and iPlayer for Saturday early evenings and Daytime afternoons made in either Scotland or Northern Ireland.

The opportunity is open to independent production companies, and independent producers from across the UK, who will need to meet the criteria, and to qualify as a Scottish or Northern Ireland production – meaning even if they’re not based in either nation, they can partner up with a company based there.

The BBC is making a commitment to fund up to two show pilots that will appeal to the broadest possible audience, have the scale, uniqueness and popularity, grow into key returning brands and potentially sit on both the Daytime and the Entertainment slates.

Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak commissioning, Rob Unsworth:

“Quiz and gameshows are at the heart of the BBC Daytime schedule, so this is a fantastic opportunity to develop fresh ideas that could become key returners We’re looking for a series that will be warm and inclusive – keeping quiz and gameshow fans hooked whilst also bringing in regular viewers who don’t necessarily see themselves as ‘quizzers’ or particularly knowledgeable. We have some hugely successful and popular programmes in the current schedule, so we’re looking for something that could feel right at home.”

Bridge of Lies, hosted by Ross Kemp and produced by STV Studios, was ordered by former Head of Daytime and Early Peak commissioning, Carla-Maria Lawson, as part of the previous quiz initiative, the Commissioning Editors are Alex McLeod, and Neil McCallum, based in Scotland, for BBC Daytime.

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