Alibi Channel Brief


Channel Ambition

Alibi is a dedicated crime drama channel which sits in pay on Sky, Virgin and BT. Our commissioning strategy is to find original, high-end, crime drama that can sit alongside our acquired content on the channel. We are looking for contemporary, genre-enhancing ideas which will hit the sweet spot for our audience, adults aged 25-54. Our niche is somewhere between ITV1 and Netflix with a bit of Channel 4's attitude mixed in. Our first two series, 'We Hunt Together' and 'Traces' demonstrate our ambition.

Traces contains what we're looking for in a crime procedural. Progressive, but essentially a BBC1 or ITV1 quality detective, forensic or other policing procedural.

We Hunt Together exemplifies what we're seeking from a Netflix-style crime drama thriller. High-end, possibly high concept, with standout twists and turns.

The third category would be story of the week but modern, not dusty. Much like Hustle, we're looking to reinvent the genre.

Overall, we are looking for projects that have a vision and that progress the thriller, procedural or story of the week genres further, making the series a breath of fresh air or a new take on the genre.

Core Areas

  • High-end crime thriller - (6x60)
    We Hunt Together, Liar, Breaking Bad, Killing Eve, Luther, Dexter
  • Modern story of the week - (6x60)
    Cracker, Wallander, Sherlock, Hustle
  • New progressive detective procedural - (6x60)
    Broadchurch, Traces, Dr Foster, Happy Valley, Red Riding

Previous hits on Alibi

Traces by Amelia Bullmore, 6x60
We Hunt Together by Gaby Hull, 6x60


60' commercial slot, 44 minutes

Commissioning Process

We require either a written script or treatment or a one-page pitch with a covering letter which explains why you think your series would be right for us, sent to

We will acknowledge your submission and get back to you within 4-6 weeks to pass or discuss it further.