Topical & Live

The Topical & Live team at BBC Studios delivers over 200 hours of factual content every year from bases in London and Salford, including big hitting consumer and topical series like The One Show, Watchdog and Rip Off Britain.

We also create stand-out moments in the schedules with audacious live and as-live formats like Arctic Live, Building Cars Live, Volcano Live and The World’s Busiest Cities, plus fast turnaround topical programmes which get under the skin of the UK.

The Team



Rip Off Britain
One of BBC Daytime’s most successful brands tackles the nation’s consumer nightmares head-on.
The One Show
Now in its eleventh year, BBC One’s flagship topical magazine show informs, educates and entertains the nation every weekday evening.
Arctic Live
BBC Two’s ambitious live broadcast gets up close and personal with the wildlife and people of a dramatic and rapidly changing region.