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.

Steven Moffat on Dr Who and Sherlock Holmes

Dr Who lead writer and executive producer, co-creator of Sherlock and many other TV hits: Steven Moffat gives advice and talks openly about his writing career. A must listen for budding writers everywhere.

Behind the scenes: Our World War

Showing the First World War through a soldier's eyes – how BBC Three's Our World War was made.

Arthur Mathews: comedy masterclass

As creator of acclaimed comedy Father Ted, Arthur Mathews has carved his place at the top of British comedy. In this specially recorded masterclass, we hear about his route to success.

Writing For BBC Radio Comedy

If you want to write comedy, what better place to start than this guide written by the producers and writers from BBC Radio Comedy.

Q&A: writing for medical drama

Does medical drama make your heart race? Some tips on how to write continuing medical drama from the team behind Holby City and Casualty.

Creating radio drama

No sets, no make up, no lights, but painting vivid pictures in listeners’ minds for over ninety years – Hazel Marshall and guests pull back the curtain on radio drama.

Richard Curtis: comedy masterclass

Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley, Four Weddings and a Funeral: these classics have placed writer Richard Curtis at the heart of British comedy. He joins us to talk punch lines, characters and creating comedy gold.

Profession based dramas

How to create authentic drama around specific professions - three writers and producers share the secrets of the craft.

Writing comedy & drama

How to get paid for doing what you love - we discuss getting into writing comedy and drama for radio and television.