Blog posts by year and month May 2010

Posts (11)

  1. Hello, 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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. ...

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  4. 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 ch...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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 co...

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  8. 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 nerv...

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  9. 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 abou...

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  10. 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 ...

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