Jul 02 , 2020

Lunch with a Commissioner: Muslim Alim, commissioning editor for daytime, BBC

  • When: 2 Jul 2020, 13:00-14:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Age: 18+

Grab your homemade sandwich of choice and get ready to dine with a different commissioner every day. At 1pm from Monday to Friday, participants will be able to join a commissioner and listen to their insights as well as ask questions at the end of the hour.

These are great sessions for our freelance community who don’t normally get the opportunity to chat to commissioners. So, if you’re a head honcho who normally has all the commissioners on speed-dial this session isn’t for you! Please keep this in mind when booking. Thanks for your support and understanding.


Muslim Alim has been at the BBC for 18 years and produced content across radio, tv and digital. He was co-creator of youth brand BBC The Social where he commissioned multi-genre content including a YouTube drama set in Edinburgh and a crime podcast series. He joined daytime commissioning 3 years ago and looks after some of the department's longstanding titles such as Homes Under The Hammer and Antiques Road Trip alongside new commissions such as The Customer Is Always Right and BBC2 quiz Lightning- he is also Nations lead for BBC Daytime in Scotland and Northern Ireland and has recently joined Charlotte Moore’s Senior Leadership Team as an advisor.

This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact support@screenskills.com so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give other freelancers the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.