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.

Scriptwriting for factual TV

Bring your story together and keep the production on track - this week's podcast examines how getting the script right can shape and save your factual production.

I made... Comfort Food

Writer and producer Sandy Nicholson on mixing drama and cooking in his web series.

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

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.

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.

Free your imagination: scriptwriting

The new tax rules on making high end drama may mean new opportunities for writers. Can they be bolder and riskier than before? An expert panel discuss the impact on the industry.

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.

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.

Jed Mercurio: In conversation

How the writer of Line of Duty, Bodies and Critical creates television programmes and builds realistic characters