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November (9 posts)

  1. The Perfect 10

    Friday 28 November 2008, 12:41

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    Here's instalment two...

    GET THE STORY GOING

    Not getting the story going is a big problem with many of the scripts I have read. It's always hard to gauge just how much or little an audience really needs to know. It's hard to know the best point at which to start your story - and different people will...

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  2. Midwifery

    Tuesday 25 November 2008, 12:30

    Abi Abi

    I have helped two babies into this world, both in unusual circumstances, both babies hovered on the brink of life and death for a second whilst the viewers held their breath. A regular female character in Continuing Drama takes a huge risk by getting pregnant, the birth will not be straightforward.

    ...

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  3. It's the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine...)

    Monday 24 November 2008, 16:01

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    New scripts! Yay!

    Survivors episode 1, and Caligari are now available for download in the script archive.

    You can also read interviews with Adrian Hodges and Gaby Chiappe to find out more about Survivors, while Sue Roberts and Amanda Dalton talk about Caligari.

    And talking about scripts, Warner Bros...

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  4. The Perfect 10

    Friday 21 November 2008, 09:38

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    Writersroom's Unsolicited Roadshows are rolling across the country - but for those of you who aren't able to make it along, I'm rolling out our 'Perfect 10' session in ten weekly blogs (5 before Christmas, 5 after). To get your work read seriously, you need to hook the attention of the reader in the...

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  5. Survivors

    Thursday 20 November 2008, 12:25

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    A new series of Survivors starts this Sunday on BBC1.

    Based on the novel by Terry Nation (which was, itself, based on the 70s TV series also created by Nation), Survivors is the story of the few who live after a virus kills most of the people on Earth.

    (That's not really a spoiler... the clue's in...

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  6. (mad scientists and all that jazz)

    Wednesday 19 November 2008, 12:41

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    The BBC Archive has just put online some documents about the creation of Doctor Who.

    Starting with an inquiry into whether the BBC should make Science Fiction dramas, the paper trail then starts to go through various configurations for a series, before settling on the ideas still in use today.

    It's...

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  7. The College on Tour

    Tuesday 18 November 2008, 10:18

    Micheal Jacob Micheal Jacob

    So last week the College went to Manchester and had fun, despite the weather living up to the Manchester cliche of dark, cold and drizzly. Further entertainment was provided by a group of WWE wrestlers on tour who were staying in our hotel, and were pursued by some quite alarming fans - overweight,...

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  8. Event Horizon

    Monday 10 November 2008, 17:34

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    Just a quick note to say that we've got a couple of events coming up you might want to know about.

    On the 20th November, Sarah Daniels and Kwame Kwei-Armah will be talking about Radio Drama in London.

    And meanwhile we're continuing to add dates to our roadshows - the currently confirmed dates are...

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  9. Russell T Davies Interview

    Thursday 6 November 2008, 15:28

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    Just a quick post to say we've got an interview with Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies on the website.

    It's really good.

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