BBC Magazines

BBC Magazines is the UK's fourth largest consumer magazine publisher, selling almost 90 million copies in the past year, equal to 171 magazines per minute.

BBC Magazines also has growing audiences round the world, with 43 licensed editions of its popular titles in over 55 territories. Through a joint venture with Times of India, Worldwide Media, it publishes leading titles such as FilmFare, Femina and Top Gear in India. In Australia, a joint venture with ACP now publishes Top Gear Australia and BBC Australian Good Food.

You can find out more about subscribing to, or advertising in, our titles on the BBC Magazines website.

Several BBC magazine titles have their own dedicated websites that support and enhance the magazines' content:
  • provides comprehensive listings and guidance for over 400 TV channels and radio stations, including the latest schedule changes, as well as an extensive film database with 26,000 reviews.
  • - Top Gear site with videos, news, features, blogs from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, behind-the-scenes info from the show and car reviews.
  • - the online home of practical gardening advice and information.
  • - is dedicated to great recipes, cooking tips and online skills advice.
The magazines business gets closer to its readers through consumer shows such as the BBC Good Food Show and BBC Gardeners' World Live, via a joint venture with Haymarket Publishing, BBC Haymarket Exhibitions.

Dovetail, a joint venture with Dennis Publishing, handles subscriptions fulfilment for BBC Magazines and titles from other publishers.

In line with our commitment to the environment, we are founder members of the WWF Forest Trade Network, and have a responsible forest products purchasing policy.

Children's and Licensing is the UK's second largest licensor, building children's and adult brand franchises to allow fans of programmes such as In the Night Garden, Doctor Who, Teletubbies and Top Gear to interact with their favourite characters beyond the TV show. We acquire, invest and license intellectual property both in the UK and internationally to extend into products and activities across numerous categories, from merchandise to DVD.

Within the Children's and Licensing business we have a joint venture with Ragdoll to manage and exploit their catalogue. Children's books are published through our partnership with Penguin.