Production / Ideas & research

Scripting and writing

Putting your ideas into words can be tricky but ultimately rewarding. This section will help you understand more about the process of writing, the direction to take your work and the audience to aim for, with articles, videos and podcasts from top writers and commissioners in TV and radio.

How to make it in TV drama scriptwriting

Discover the routes into TV scriptwriting or editing and how teams operate

Steven Moffat on Doctor Who and Sherlock

A must listen for budding writers everywhere. Doctor Who lead writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat talks openly about his writing career.

StrangeCast: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

An interactive guide to the making of BBC One drama Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Peaky Blinders: Meet writer Steven Knight

Peaky Blinders is not your typical English period drama. Writer and creator Steven Knight tells us how the series came about and how the tough characters and gritty stories take shape.

A Brit abroad: Working on drama in the USA

What are the differences between working on an American and a UK TV production?

Sarah Solemani: writing comedy and drama

How easy is it to go from acting to writing drama or comedy? Sarah Solemani, star of Bad Education and Him and Her, talks about her writing for BBC One's The Secrets and beyond

In conversation with Mike Bartlett

How do writers get into that headspace to write? Is the writing process different for different mediums? Mike Bartlett answers these questions and more in a candid conversation with BBC’s Henry Swindell.

The secret art of script editing

What do script editors do and why is the relationship with the writer so important? Corrie writer Ellen Taylor and BBC Writersroom's Henry Swindell tell us more

I made... The Archers

Accuracy and authenticity are crucial when writing for series like The Archers. Scriptwriter and producer Carole Solazzo shares her experience of writing for the Radio 4 drama serial