Mammoth commissioned to create new drama strand for BBC Four.

Company News March 26, 2014

In an announcement today from Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC, arts will take centre-stage across the BBC. “This is the strongest commitment to the arts we’ve made in a generation. We’re the biggest arts broadcaster”.

Alongside a raft of new arts commissions, digital initiatives and archive plans, Hall announced Dialogues, a brand new collaboration between arts and drama for BBC 4. Dialogues is an ambitious new drama strand which brings together exceptional writing and acting talent. Produced by Mammoth Screen, led by the Almeida Theatre’s Rupert Goold, and featuring new and established writers including playwrights, novelists and poets, these short form dramas will focus on just two characters, capturing the intimate quality of theatre alongside the narrative power of the very best television.

Hall said “I want BBC Arts – and BBC Music – to sit proudly alongside BBC News. The arts are for everyone – and, from now on, BBC Arts will be at the very heart of what we do. We’ll be joining up arts on the BBC like never before – across television, radio and digital. And, we’ll be working more closely with our country’s great artists, performers and cultural institutions”.