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May (11 posts)

  1. Newsjack 3

    Thursday 27 May 2010, 18:05

    Dan Tetsell Dan Tetsell


    How's everyone been?

    Just a quick heads up that Newsjack (Radio 7's open door topical sketch show) is returning for a third series, starting in June.

    A refreshed Writers' Brief should be up any day now but essentially the idea's the same - a deadline for sketches of midday on the Monday before...

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  2. Pulse

    Wednesday 26 May 2010, 17:53

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    BBC 3 is just about to start a new series of Drama Pilots.

    The last time this happened, Being Human was commissioned as a result.

    Anyways, the first pilot, Pulse, airs on Thursday 3rd June at 9pm. But you can watch it online here already. (Genuine BBC thing. Not a naughty-torrent.)

    The writer is...

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  3. Whither SWYWTHery?

    Tuesday 25 May 2010, 18:29

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    Tim Wright is the writer of digital experiences including Online Caroline, Mount Kristos, and In Search of Oldton. His two new plays, Say What You Want To Hear, aired earlier this year on Radio 4.

    Tim wrote two pieces for us about the project. You can read the first here. This is the second.

    The second...

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  4. Radio Drama Masterclass

    Tuesday 25 May 2010, 12:11

    Hannah Rodger Hannah Rodger

    Just to say we have a fabulous event coming up - Radio Drama Masterclass.
    It will take place at the Drill Hall in London on Thursday 10th June at 6pm.
    Kate Rowland will be joined by writers Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Sebastian Baczkiewicz to talk about writing for Radio Drama and there'll be a chance to...

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  5. Can You Tell Me The Name Of The Prime Minister? Writing the election...

    Wednesday 19 May 2010, 17:49

    Martin Jameson Martin Jameson

    I noted with wry amusement - and just a hint of a cold sweat - the challenge on the Writers Room blog for 5/10 minute scripts about the events of the recent election, and can't wait to see what people come up with.... mainly because six weeks ago I had the same challenge, except the script I was writing...

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  6. Five Days in May

    Wednesday 19 May 2010, 17:13

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    We're looking for scripts based around the events of the five days in May this year after the general election, but before a new government had been formed.

    We're not looking for scripts to make - we're looking for scripts that we can post online.

    To enter, send us a 5-10 minute script for film, TV...

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  7. TV Drama - The Writers' Festival

    Wednesday 19 May 2010, 14:55

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    BBC writersroom is proud to present TV Drama - The Writers' Festival.

    Running at the Leeds College of Music on June 30th and July 1st 2010, the Festival is for writers working in the field of Television Drama. It will include seminars headed up by the country's best writing, producing, and commissioning...

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  8. Writers Academy 22

    Tuesday 18 May 2010, 16:54

    Ceri Meyrick Ceri Meyrick

    The First Sift

    If you haven't received an email today telling you you're no longer in the running, you will have progressed through to the second round of our selection process. We have "long-listed" down from 510 to 177 scripts. For me (and for some of you) this is the most brutal and nerve-wracking...

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  9. Luther

    Tuesday 18 May 2010, 16:44

    Piers Beckley Piers Beckley

    Luther is a new police series airing on BBC1 at 9pm every Tuesday starring Idris Elba. You can also watch it on iPlayer.

    There's an interview with writer Neil Cross about Luther on the BBC TV Blog, and you can also read our interview with Neil from a couple of years ago in which he talks about writing...

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  10. Sony Award for Wire play

    Wednesday 12 May 2010, 11:31

    Paul Ashton Paul Ashton

    People Snogging in Public Places, written by the brilliant Jack Thorne and brilliantly made by BBC producer Steven Canny this week won the Sony Radio Academy Gold award for Best Drama

    Jack was on our annual radio drama scheme for new writers in 2006 and his winning play for The Wire on Radio 3 was commissioned...

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