Channel 5


The United Kingdom

Looking For

  • Channel 5 is looking for a wide range of predominantly factual programming across multiple genres including popular factual, history, natural history, observational, precincts, crime, constructed reality, etc. The network largely commissions series, but it will consider some one-offs.

    The network fully funds many of its projects; however, it is also open to copro opportunities.


  • United Kingdom


  • Program lengths are typically 60 minutes per episode; however, the team also commissions 90-minute and 120-minute programs.


  • Constructed Reality
  • Crime/Investigation 
  • Docureality
  • Docusoap
  • Environmental/Natural History 
  • History/Biography 

How to pitch

  • A program pitch to the network requires a very clear and concise top line, as well as a strong title.


  • Commissioning Editors:
    Lucy Willis
    Adrian Padmore
    Daniel Pearl
    Emma Westcott
    Guy Davies
    Greg Barnett
    Denise Seneviratne
    Kit Morey
    Dan Louw


  • Any of the names noted in the team listing using the email format


  • The Yorkshire Farm
    A&E After Dark
    Rich House
    Poor House
    Inside the Tower of London
    The Fall of Anne Boleyn
    The Hunt for Cleopatra's Tomb

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