Your Story

A fully crowd-sourced radio documentary.

Radio 1 listeners not only told their own #LandmarkMoment stories but gave advice on what topics to cover and music to include.

The Project


BBC Radio 1

Services used

Creative Idea Development
Crowd Sourcing
Documentary Production
Radio production





Radio 1

The Brief

Radio 1's Access All Areas month is all about giving the audience unrestricted access to Radio 1 and a look behind the scenes. We wanted to produce a radio documentary that would hand over control to the listeners themselves.

The Solution

We came up with the idea of 'Your Story' - a documentary that told the tales of the listeners themselves. We asked the audience what topics they wanted to the documentary to cover, what music to include and, most importantly, asked them to tell the story about a #LandmarkMoment in their life. The documentary painted a picture of the lives of our listeners, told in the way our listeners wanted it to be told. The documentary was broadcast on Radio 1 on 24th Feb 2014.