ABOUT US

We’re a world-beating global, commercial studio of critically acclaimed and publicly adored labels, owned indies and partners, building on 100 years of legacy at the BBC. 

We’re proud of our global reputation for creating shows with prestige, purpose and, above all, storytelling. Shows that inform, educate and entertain.  

BBC Studios Productions benefits from a diversified portfolio across all genres – world-class capabilities in Scripted, Factual, Global Formats and Kids & Family.

BBC STUDIOS PRODUCTION UNITS 

Within our genres, we have a range of BBC Studios Production Units, that have expertise in a variety of specialisms.

Factual consists of the Natural History Unit, known as the NHU; the Science Unit; and the Documentaries Unit. In Scripted, we have Drama Productions; Continuing Drama Productions; Continuing Drama Productions, and Comedy Productions. Our Global Formats span Entertainment Productions; Music Productions; Factual Entertainment and Events Productions. We are successfully growing and exploiting intellectual property across our seven international production bases in LA, France, Germany, Australia, Nordics, India and South Africa. And finally, we are home to a dedicated Kids & Family Productions label.

OUR GENRES

OUR INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION LABELS, INVESTED INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS AND PRODUCTION PARTNERS

 

Beyond our stellar Production Units, we’re always looking to develop, diversify and push ourselves in bold and exciting new directions. As part of our genres, we also work with a range of independent production labels and invested independent producers. 

We've fully aquired a number of brilliant and distinctive labels - including Baby Cow (Alan Partridge), Clerkenwell Films (Somewhere Boy), Firebird Pictures (Wilderness), House Productions (Sherwood), Lookout Point (Happy Valley), Sid Gentle Films Ltd. (Killing Eve) and Voltage TV (Amanda and Alan's Italian Job). We also work with a range of Invested Independent Producers including Boffola (Am I Being Unreasonable), Expectation (Alma's Not Normal), Mettlemouse, Moonage Pictures (The Famous Five), Mothership, Turbine Studios (Small Axe) and Various Artists Ltd. (I May Destroy You). 

We also work with production partners including Drama Republic, Hartswood Films, John Downer Productions, Mindhouse, Red Planet Pictures, Rogan Productions, See Saw, SISTER, Uplands Television and Zinc Media.

BRANDED, DIGITAL AND AUDIO PRODUCTION 

 

We also produce award-winning content across multiple platforms, including digital and social media content, brand-funded content and podcasts.

Our short-form YouTube series, The Workout Badges - a collaboration between Joe Wicks and Hey Duggee - won Best Digital Pre-school Content at the Broadcast Digital Awards in 2022. We’ve also produced impactful brand-funded TV series including Cook Clever, Waste Less with Prue & Rupy for Hellmann’s and Channel 4, Perpetual Planet: Heroes of the Ocean for Rolex and Nat Geo, and The Great Home Transformation for IKEA and Channel 4.

In Audio, our teams produce the majority of Comedy content on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds, and we also produce a range of factual audio formats – such as The Infinite Monkey Cage (for BBC Radio 4) and Just One Thing (for BBC Sounds), as well as compelling narrative documentary podcasts such as Believe in Magic (for BBC Sounds) and I am Not Nicholas (for Audible).

BBC Studios Bristol Office working space including a variety of seating including a sofa and two armchairs in the foreground.
BBC Studios - Bristol Office
BBC Studios London Office staircase
BBC Studios - London Office

OUR CULTURE

 

INCLUSION RIDER We are committed to ensuring that at least 20% of talent on our Productions, on- and off-screen, identify as being from an under-represented background: from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, have a lived experience of a disability, identify as LGBTQ+ or be from a low socio-economic background.

THE PLEDGE We empower our senior leaders to take responsibility for behaviour on their sets and responsibility and accountability for taking action when things aren't right.

ASSISTANT PRODUCER ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME One of the many ways that we invest in developing the next generation. The programme is designed to take 15 skilled researchers from across the industry to participate in a 12-month funded training programme.

 

*D&I Pledges vary Internationally