Factual Development Round

Deaf Producers, Directors and Producer / Directors are invited to submit ideas for the Spring 2020 factual development round

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020

We are looking for ideas for single or series of 28-minute programmes for television which reflect the richness and diversity of BSL and Deaf life and culture.

More info and submission forms are in the BSL videos on this page; English versions are also downloadable below:

To submit a proposal, you must be over the age of 18, live in the UK and:

  • be Deaf and have made a 28-minute television programme; and
  • be the director or producer of this proposal; and
  • be attached to a production company that has made 28-minute programmes for broadcast TV.


  • Midday, Wednesday 3rd June:
    Deadline for initial application
  • Wednesday 24th June:
    Funded development commences on selected programme proposals
  • Wednesday 2nd September:
    Deadline for delivery of development work
  • Tuesday September 22nd:
    Commissioning decisions made at September Board meeting

Any questions, please email Maggie Swinfen, the BSLBT Head of Commissioning, at Maggie.swinfen@bslbt.co.uk

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