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.

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

Writing comedy & drama

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

Writing sitcoms

From Absolutely Fabulous to The Thick of It, how do you go about creating the immortal characters that will make generations laugh for years to come?

Tips: Writing for children

Working on children's programmes is far from easy. Charlotte Ingham, producer/director at BBC Children's TV, gives us her tips for writing for demanding younger audiences

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.