Summary of points – cultural test for high-end television

How the points for the cultural test for high-end television programmes are allocated.

A Cultural content  
A1 Programme set in the UK or EEA 4
A2 Lead characters are British or EEA citizens/residents 4
A3 Programme based on British or EEA subject matter or underlying material 4
A4 Original dialogue recorded mainly in English or UK indigenous language or EEA language 6
  Total section A 18
B Cultural contribution  
  The programme demonstrates British creativity, British heritage and/or diversity 4
  Total section B 4
C Cultural hubs  
C1 (a) At least 50% of the principal photography or SFX takes place in the UK 2
  (b) At least 50% of the VFX takes place in the UK 2
  (c) An extra 2 points can be awarded if at least 80% of principal photography or VFX or SFX takes place in the UK 2 (Max 4 points in total in C1)
C2 Music recording/audio post-production/picture post-production 1 point
  Total section C 5
D Cultural practitioners (UK or EEA citizens or residents)  
D1 Director 1
D2 Scriptwriter 1
D3 Producer 1
D4 Composer 1
D5 Lead actors 1
D6 Majority of cast 1
D7 Key staff (lead cinematographer, lead production designer, lead costume designer, lead editor, lead sound designer, lead visual effects supervisor, lead hair and makeup supervisor) 1
D8 Majority of crew 1
  Total section D 8
  Total all sections 35

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