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April (10 posts)

  1. Stephen Butchard Interview

    Tuesday 27 April 2010, 19:23

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    There's a new interview with Stephen Butchard up on the website, where he talks about his new factual drama Five Daughters.

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  2. Ben Stephenson interview

    Tuesday 27 April 2010, 15:59

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    The Controller of TV Drama Commissioning at the BBC answered questions from a group of emerging writers we brought in to Television Centre. Read what Ben had to say.

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  3. Questions, questions

    Monday 26 April 2010, 19:58

    Joy Wilkinson Joy Wilkinson Writer

    In a slight deviation from writing directly about Doctors, I wanted to reply properly to some of the questions you asked on my last post. In essence these questions can be summarised as: "who on earth are you and what the devil are you doing here?" Excellent questions, as they're exactly what we want...

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  4. Ash and South West Voices

    Monday 19 April 2010, 11:16

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    If you are trapped outside the UK due to the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano and are worried that you may not be able to return to the UK in time to get your entry in for South West Voices, please email us at writersroom@bbc.co.uk and let us know your situation.

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  5. A Life in the Day

    Sunday 18 April 2010, 01:30

    Dominic Mitchell Dominic Mitchell Writer

    So I'm pretty addicted to the last page of the Sunday Times Magazine. You know the one - A Life in the Day interview, where the great and good tell us of a typical twenty four hours in their fabulous lives. As a chronic nosey parker, poking into anyone's life fills me with a dirty delight, but prodding...

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  6. Bits and Bobs

    Thursday 15 April 2010, 19:04

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    The BBC writersroom will be speaking at this year's HighTide Festival on Saturday 2nd May 2010 at 1 pm. Tickets are free, and can be booked on the HighTide website.

    Dominic Minghella, who created Robin Hood and Doc Martin, spoke to the Television Drama Conference recently about showrunning. You can...

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  7. Do It!

    Monday 12 April 2010, 17:24

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

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  8. Do It!

    Monday 12 April 2010, 17:24

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    The sixth BBC Drama Writers Academy is now accepting submissions.

    Kim Revill was part of the 2009 Drama Writers Academy, and here tells us what the course is like...

    Was it really just a year ago that the adverts for the 2009 Writers Academy first appeared? It can't be. It's hard to believe how...

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  9. BBC Drama Writers Academy 2010

    Monday 12 April 2010, 15:45

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    The sixth BBC Drama Writers Academy is now accepting applications from writers with one or more professional credits.

    The Academy is designed to train writers to work on the BBC's continuing drama series Casualty, Holby City, EastEnders, and Doctors.

    A three month paid training course, which includes...

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  10. Doctors: Anatomy of an Episode #2

    Thursday 1 April 2010, 16:50

    Joy Wilkinson Joy Wilkinson Writer

    Phew! That's the really hard part over with. However it turns out, watching your own stuff in any form can be uncomfortable, can't it? Like listening to a tape of yourself singing, instead of just blissfully warbling, unaware of how it sounds.

    So how did that episode [edit: this one for those who missed...

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