Ideas for lifestyle format


A call has went out from S4C, BBC ALBA and TG4 for fresh and distinctive ideas for a new lifestyle programme format, which can work for viewers across the three Celtic nations.

The Welsh, Irish and Scottish broadcasters are uniting to create an aspirational and entertaining programme or series format, with wide appeal, which can be easily adapted for audiences across the three nations and beyond.

Working together they will help develop the format with a view to offer it for use on the wider market.

Programme makers are invited to submit proposals for programmes which are brave and bold and that a peak-time audience can truly engage with. The ideas should also touch the emotions in some way, be it through laughter, tears or surprise.

BBC ALBA’s Channel Editor, Margaret Cameron said: “We really hope programme makers in each of the countries come forward with ideas that challenge and excite us, we’re ambitious for our sector and hope they will be equally ambitious in their pitches.”

S4C, BBC ALBA and TG4 are inviting programme makers to submit ideas by midday Friday, 30 October, 2015, by emailing

The submissions should include a logline, format treatment, indication of proposed talent and of how the development funds would be used to produce a worthwhile pilot which can be used as a basis for a returnable series.

One idea will selected to receive the £15,000 development funding to create a pilot for delivery in early 2016.

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