If I have an idea for a television programme, who do I contact at Channel 5?
Channel 5 is a publisher broadcaster and works with independent companies to produce its programmes. As such, we can usually only accept programme proposals from independent production companies.
However, if you have an idea for a television programme you may wish to visit the programme production section of our website.
This section of the site has details of our Commissioning Teams, their remits and the type of programme ideas they are looking for. Once you have identified the relevant commissioner and are satisfied that your idea may meet their basic requirements, submit the details as instructed.
You can also contact an independent production company and for details of such companies, we recommend the PACT (Producers Alliance for Cinema & Television) Directory. This lists many major UK production companies and the kinds of projects they are involved with as well as details of the broadcasters for whom they work. A version of the directory is available on PACT's official website.