Gold Channel Brief

The best British comedies every day.


Channel Ambition

We want to reinvigorate the core "crown jewels" of our content by finding creative ways of using our archive, whilst also attracting iconic comedy talent to the channel, and demonstrating our commitment to brand new scripted content. We want Gold to be known as an innovative creator of original comedy content and to remain the home of the best of British comedy.

Core Areas

  • New scripted comedy that tonally complements existing classic sitcoms played on the channel, with strong characters and an interesting narrative hook
  • Archive or retrospective shows with a twist
  • Ways in which can use top talent to celebrate the best of British comedy, either through scripted comedy and sketch shows, or noisy modern entertainment formats and big event pieces.

Previous hits: Monty Python Live, You, Me and Them, Bob Monkhouse: The Million Joke Man, The Comic Strip Presents... Red Top, Marley's Ghosts, The Rebel, Bull and The Interviews.

Target audience: Mainstream viewers, mixed gender, comedy lovers, lovers of iconic British comedy - our viewers tune in to feel good and have a guaranteed laugh.

Slots: Idea dependent

Duration: Format dependent

Commissioning Process

Proposals should be one to two pages in length. They should clearly state what the proposition is and how the format works in brief. To ensure your idea is logged and tracked, please submit the proposal to Please only send in a proposal if you are affiliated with or from an independent production company.