Blog posts by year and month October 2008

Posts (7)

  1. I've been stopping by a few other writerly blogs recently, good to read and I like the notion of a writing 'community' (I'm a fantasist I know), we need to keep in touch, talk to each other. I used to go to my local writers group in East London once a week - we'd listen to each others work, dr...

    Read more

  2. So here are some thoughts on dialogue, which are more a meditation than a structured article. In essence, the purpose of dramatic dialogue is to advance plot and illuminate character. In a comedy, dialogue should also be funny. Audience sitcom demands that it should be laugh-out-loud funny...

    Read more

  3. A new script! Huzzah! New Tricks, a show about three retired cops who reinvestigate unsolved crimes, is one of the UK's best-loved programmes. It's been growing in the ratings series to series, and this year was the most watched show on British TV three times. We've got the script of Mad D...

    Read more

  4. While having a hunt through the dustier corners of the site archive, I've found some video interviews we did with various BBC Execs. Some of them have moved on since then, but there's still lots of useful information for writers in the interviews, so I've put them up. Jane Tranter - Head o...

    Read more

  5. It's notable than on websites frequented by aspiring writers, the vast majority of broadcast comedy gets a resounding thumbs down. This is hardly surprising - if people trying to break into a profession felt they couldn't do better, then they would never have a go. But there's a certain meanne...

    Read more

  6. Congratulations to Suzy Clements, who won the Windsor Fringe Marriott Award for New Drama Writing, as chosen by judges Kenneth Branagh and Iqbal Khan. Suzy came to the competition via a listing on the BBC writersroom opportunities page - why not see if there's something good there now? And d...

    Read more

  7. Russell T Davies has got a new book out, all about writing Doctor Who, and he's put up his six Doctor Who scripts from the most recent series on the Internet to go along with it. You can download Russell's season four Doctor Who scripts here.

    Read more