Five key themes to define BBC One output in 2013
Editor | 03-12-2012
Event drama, leading comedy, “high-impact intelligent” factual content, a strong sense of contemporary Britain and “warm-hearted” popular entertainment will form the five main themes for BBC One in 2013.
As the BBC’s flagship TV channel stands poised to grow its peak-time share for the first time since 2008, claiming to be the biggest channel in both peak and all hours so far in 2012, channel Controller Danny Rose revealed the range and creative ambition audiences can expect from the channel for the forthcoming twelve months.
He said: "The job of running BBC One is all about making television audiences love, both in terms of new programmes and maintaining the vibrancy and creativity of our longer running shows…2012 has been an extremely strong year for BBC One. The Olympics, Euros and Diamond Jubilee helped draw huge audiences and it's also been a year of record-breaking hits…We plan to maintain our creative momentum in 2013, and there are five key themes that I am focused on to ensure that we deliver that.
Bullishly, Rose added that in the field of event drama in particular, the BBC will be “raising the stakes” with its output that he assured will contain pieces “pieces with great ambition, quality writing and memorable performances which portray a captivating range of fictional worlds and landscapes.” Rose also made the guarantee that despite cutbacks in spending due to the Licence Fee settlement, the BBC would continue working with Britain's “very best” writers, actors and directors.