Production / Television

Scripting and writing

Whether you’re writing comedy, drama or scripting a factual documentary, your script will set the tone and style for your programme and have a huge impact on how the production progresses. This section will help you understand more about the process of scripting, and offer tips on how to create impact where it matters.

Dominic Savage: actor, writer, director

Want to be a great director? Dominic Savage, director of The Secrets and BAFTA winning Nice Girl, tells us about learning the craft of film making, and about how to build your confidence to create great drama

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 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 popular drama

Drama producer and writer for EastEnders Diederick Santer tells us about teasing the audience and writing popular storylines

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.

Profile: script executive

Bringing scripts to life on Doctor Who - script executive Lindsey Alford explains how her work helps the writer develop and deliver a story that will work on screen.

Richard Lazarous: script writer

Contemplating a career in writing? EastEnders script writer Richard Lazarous tells us how he ended up writing for the UK's most famous soap.

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.

Jed Mercurio: In conversation

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