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



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.
Lambing Live
This ground-breaking returning series, stripped across consecutive nights, followed the life and death drama of lambing on a British farm.
The One Show
Now in its eleventh year, BBC One’s flagship topical magazine show informs, educates and entertains the nation every weekday evening.
Rip Off Britain
One of BBC Daytime’s most successful brands tackles the nation’s consumer nightmares head-on.
World's Busiest Cities
Presenters Anita Rani, Dan Snow and Ade Adepitan explore a city from the ground up - unpacking the science, engineering, resourcefulness and sheer determination that keep these incredible places on track.