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Broadcasting Group: BBC Rates

Rates for published material and Radio Drama Agreement Minimum Rates have increased as from 1st August 2007.

Download the Radio Drama Agreement in full.

 

Radio Drama Agreement Minimum Rates

Attendance payment £49.00

 

Original Drama (per minute)

Beginners’ rate: £54.74 (2 tx)
  £32.84 (1 tx)
Established writers’ rate:

£83.35 (2 tx)

  £50.01 (1 tx)

 

Dramatisations

Beginner Established
65% = £35.58 (2 tx) 65% = £54.18 (2 tx)
65% = £21.35 (1 tx) 65% = £32.51 (1 tx) 
75% = £41.06 (2 tx) 75% = £62.51 (2 tx)

75% = £24.63 (1 tx)

75% = £37.51 (1 tx)
85% = £46.53 (2 tx) 85% = £70.85 (2 tx)
85% = £27.91 (1 tx) 85% = £42.51 (1 tx) 

 

Serials

Storyline, characters, format etc provided: £674 per episode
Format, structure provided but writer provides storylines, some characters etc: £891 per episode
The Archers £846 per episode
Silver Street £414 per episode

 

Commissioned Short Stories (per 15 minutes)

1st and 2nd £167

3rd – 5th

£197
6th – 9th £224
10th onwards £286
Generally established outside the BBC £286
Generally established inside the BBC £340

 

Abridgements (per minute)

Beginners’ rate: £6.47
Established writers’ rate: £9.62

 

Society of Authors/Publishers’ Association Published Material Rates

Television

The Society and the P.A. have recently signed a new agreement with the BBC, setting out revised terms for a non-exclusive licence for the use of extracts of literary and dramatic material on television (further details available on request).

Download the Published Material Rates in full.

As part of the above negotiation, the BBC has agreed to increase the rates for television as follows:

Prose (per minute)         £28.46 (from £27.37)

Poetry (per ½ minute)     £34.15 (from £32.84)

 

Core Service Radio

Plays/Prose (per min)     £16.53 (from £15.89)

Poetry (per ½ min)           £16.53 (from £15.89)

Prose for Dramatisation (per min)     £12.89 (from £12.39)

Prose Translation (per min)                 £11.02 (from £10.60)

 

World Service Radio (English) / BBC Digital Radio originations

Plays / Prose (per min)     £8.26 (from £7.94)

Poetry (per ½ min)             £8.26 (from £7.94)

Prose for Dramatisation (per min)     £6.44 (from £6.19)

Prose translation (per min)                 £5.51 (from £5.30)

 

Local Radio

Plays / Prose (per min)     £4.13 (from £3.97)

Poetry (per ½ min)             £4.13 (from £3.97)

Prose for Dramatisation (per min)     £3.22 (from £3.10)

Prose Translation (per min)                 £2.76 (from £2.65)

 

(2007 figures are based on an increase of 4% on previous rate)

See also

Broadcasting Group

Broadcasting Group Committee

Broadcasting Group Noticeboard

The Imison Award

The Imison Award Previous Winners

The Tinniswood Award

The Tinniswood Award Previous Winners

Who was Richard Imison?

Who was Peter Tinniswood?