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  1. Head of BBC Drama Wales and judge of our Wales Drama Award Faith Penhale talks to us about why this is such an exciting time for drama in Wales and what she looks for in a script.

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  2. We recently caught up with one of our Wales Drama Award judges, John McGrath - Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales, to find out what inspires him and what he looks for in a script.  

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  3. Introducing the brand new and improved, BBC writersroom website.

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  4. As a special Christmas treat for you - we've put together a selection box of scripts from our favourite Christmas episodes of BBC continuing dramas over the past few years. Download them using the links below. Enjoy! EastEnders ------------- Christmas Day 2009 part 1 & 2 by Simon Ashd...

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  5. Just wanted to let you know that the writersroom blog is going to be going to be going through some changes in the next week. We'll be moving over to the new pan-BBC iSite system - which all current BBC blogs will be moving over to within the next few months. In design terms, iSite blogs will follow GEL - the BBC's new global experience language for its digital services, giving a unified look and feel across all blogs and websites on bbc.co.uk. Read more about GEL. From your perspective as a user - blog comments will work in exactly the same way, they'll just be using the new comments system which you can view on this page. You will now be able to rate other users' comments and change the order in which comments appear according to ratings, newest added and latest added. Publishing content to the blog will be exactly the same for us - except that the current blog index page you arrive at - instead of seeing the latest three full length blog posts as you currently do, you will see 1200 character summaries from the latest three posts, and 600 character summaries for the previous seven, and you will of course be able to click through to read the full posts. We'll also be replacing 'categories' with 'tags' - these tags will be consistent on all blogs across the BBC. It'll take a few days for the changes to be visible on the blog as we migrate all the content over - in the mean time, you'll still be able to browse the blog in exactly the same way. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment here on the blog, or on Twitter to @bbcwritersroom

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  6. Returning on BBC One Wales tonight is original drama, Baker Boys. Written by real-life partners, Helen Raynor and Gary Owen, Baker Boys follows the lives and loves of a group of workers at a bakery in a small South Wales town through the lens of recession-hit Britain. Helen Raynor has writte...

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  7. This weekend, Free Thinking - BBC Radio 3's festival of ideas, returns to The Sage Gateshead for a series of thought-provoking talks, debates and performances. The festival theme this year is CHANGE, exploring the mania for change sweeping the globe, with talks from Wikipedia found...

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  8. We've just added the script for episode 1 of BBC One's conspiracy thriller, Hidden to our script archive: Hidden - Episode 1 by Ronan Bennett Here's an introduction to the script from Ronan: "Before I start writing I need to know who my protagonist is. Who is he? What does he want? Wha...

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  9. Another exciting new addition to our script archive - the latest episode of Merlin, 'The Wicked Day' by Howard Overman. - Download the script for Merlin, 'The Wicked Day' (series 4, episode 3) as a pdf. The episode is still available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Here's a preview clip: ...

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  10. Recently on Twitter we asked you which scripts you'd most like to see added to our script archive - by far one of the most popular requests was Torchwood. We're very pleased to have gotten hold of Episode 1 from Miracle Day for you. You can download it here: Torchwood - Mi...

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  11. We've just added the script for the latest episode of BBC Comedy, Outnumbered, to our script archive: Outnumbered - Series 4, Episode 5 by Guy Jenkin & Andy Hamilton Watch a clip from the episode below: You can also still catch up on Episode 5 on BBC iPlayer.

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  12. If like us you've already become addicted to BBC Three's brand new fantasy horror, The Fades, then you'll be pleased to know we've just added the script from episode one to our script archive: The Fades, Episode 1 by Jack Thorne Jack wrote a very insightful blog piece for us last week on t...

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  13. Very excited to share a brand new addition to our script archive with you: - Rastamouse 'Da Crucial Plan' by Michael De Souza and Genevieve Webster. This installment of the brilliant CBeebies stop-motion series, follows Rastamouse , Scratchy and Zoomer as they try to sniff out who...

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  14. Essential viewing this Bank Holiday Monday is BBC One drama, The Field of Blood - a dark and compelling crime thriller adapted from the best-selling novel by Denise Mina. Written and directed by David Kane, the crime drama is set in 1982 and centres on would-be journalist Paddy Meehan (Jayd ...

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  15. Very excited to announce that we've selected 3 outstanding scripts for our #Hackgate Rapid Response. With only a week to turnaround the scripts, we received 179 submissions in total (though rather disappointingly only 10-15% of these were from female writers). You've entertained us in the of...

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  16. We've just added the script for Episode 1 of new BBC Two drama, The Hour to our script archive. Written and created by Bafta award-winning Abi Morgan (White Girl, Sex Traffic, Brick Lane, Murder) the six-part series takes viewers behind the scenes of the launch of a topical news p...

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  17. You can now download 3 brand new Holby City scripts from our script archive. Click the links below to download the scripts - you can also watch a clip from each episode. Series 13, episode 33 - Damage Control by Tahsin Guner Series 13, episode 36 - In Between Days by Justin Y...

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  18. We've just uploaded some excerpts from one of the most engaging sessions at this year's TV Drama: The Writers' Festival - The X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz's 'Team Writing US Style' workshop. Currently based in the U.K. working on a new spy drama for the BBC, Frank talked about the...

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  19. We've just added the script for BBC Two drama - The Night Watch to our script archive: The Night Watch by Paula Milne A tragic and tender adaptation of Sarah Waters' best-selling novel by the award-winning Paula Milne (Small Island, Endgame, The Virgin Queen and The Politician's Wife), The ...

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  20. Busy morning in writersroom HQ - our readers have been in the office reading through the entries for our CBeebies new writing competition, Get a Squiggle On, which closed last week. We've had over 400 entries - recurring themes that have emerged so far are aliens, detectives, kids entertaine...

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