I have a programme idea

Channel 5 does not currently make the majority of its own programmes. They are either commissioned from independent production companies or acquired readymade. This means that we do not accept programme pitches from individuals.


You may wish to contact a production company directly. To this end we recommend the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) Directory. This lists a number of 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 at: