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25 posts about Drama on this blog
Tuesday 8 July 2014, 16:00
Hannah Khalil shares her experience at the BBC Writersroom's TV Drama Festival 2014, which took place with the support of Drama Centre London and Central Saint Martins' at teh University of the Arts in King's Cross, London on 2 July 2014.
Wednesday 18 June 2014, 10:10
Published in The Times earlier today, Danny Cohen writes about British drama and the BBC's role in it's success.
Wednesday 4 June 2014, 15:10
Discover BBC Writersroom's innovations to help writers adapt for the digital age.
Thursday 8 May 2014, 12:20
On the occasion of the writer's 80th birthday, Hannah Khalil is surprised to discover the wealth of television plays Alan Bennett has created for the BBC.
Tuesday 6 May 2014, 09:28
Peter Salmon trumpets all the exciting drama productions coming out of BBC North, productions that have already gained accolades and others that are still in the making.
Tuesday 11 March 2014, 10:09
As a new look iPlayer is launched, Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content, BBC iPlayer outlines the ambitions for creative innovation on the platform.
Monday 10 March 2014, 12:44
John Escolme gives a potted history of 'one off' dramas at the BBC.
Wednesday 5 March 2014, 15:26
Hilary Salmon reveals the process of creating a new series of short films exclusively for BBC iPlayer.
Tuesday 28 January 2014, 16:59
Jon Jacob shares his experience at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.
Friday 13 December 2013, 16:41
A summary of recent BBC winners and nominees at the British Comedy Awrads and the Goldend Globes.
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 13:19
Head of Programme Acquisition, Sue Deeks, offers fans of Danish drama Borgen hope for when the final series ends later this year.
Wednesday 23 October 2013, 14:45
An insight into BBC Writersroom's Theatre-Broadcast conversation event hosted by BBC’s Creative Director of New Writing and Head of Writersroom, Kate Rowland.
Tuesday 1 October 2013, 17:14
BBC World Service has launched the 24th International Radio Playwrighting Competition.
Tuesday 24 September 2013, 19:43
Following her Emmy success, BBC One reveals plans for new drama series written by Abi Morgan and unveils the latest trailer for Original British Drama.
Wednesday 3 July 2013, 11:20
About the BBC's Hannah Khalil sneaks into the BBC Writersroom Drama festival & reveals what big names in the industry were talking about.
Friday 5 April 2013, 18:45
BBC Director-General Tony Hall's message to staff following his first week in post.
Friday 5 April 2013, 14:15
Jon Jacob observes local audio drama talent being unearthed at BBC North.
Monday 4 March 2013, 18:31
Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra's exciting dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's popular drama gets a special airing in front of a group of invited guests.
Friday 8 February 2013, 15:22
BBC Radio Drama's Jeremy Mortimer reminisces about what attracted him to radio drama, and how the 90th anniversary of the genre is being marked.
Thursday 22 November 2012, 10:13
Ynyr Williams remembers TV director and former head of drama at BBC Wales, John Hefin who died earlier this week.
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