Theresa May

BBC open up A Question of Sport and Songs of Praise for competitive tender

Matt Dawson, Sue Barker, Phil Tufnell the regular panelists on A Question of Sport (Credit: BBC/Stephen Brooks)

In accordance with the Charter, the corporation has agreed to remove the ‘in-house guarantee’ which the majority of its programming falls under, and open up the making of new and existing programmes to outside production companies.

A Question of Sport, Songs of Praise and Holby City will be tendered in the next few weeks.

“These programmes have been chosen because they are approaching recommissioning decisions and their production schedules allow them to be put out to tender quickly,” said a BBC spokesperson.