Blog posts by year and month July 2011

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  1. You can now download 3 brand new Holby City scripts from our script archive. Click the links below to download the scripts - you can also watch a clip from each episode. Series 13, episode 33 - Damage Control by Tahsin Guner Series 13, episode 36 - In Between Days by Justin Y...

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  2. We've just uploaded some excerpts from one of the most engaging sessions at this year's TV Drama: The Writers' Festival - The X-Files writer Frank Spotnitz's 'Team Writing US Style' workshop. Currently based in the U.K. working on a new spy drama for the BBC, Frank talked about the...

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  3. We've just added the script for BBC Two drama - The Night Watch to our script archive: The Night Watch by Paula Milne A tragic and tender adaptation of Sarah Waters' best-selling novel by the award-winning Paula Milne (Small Island, Endgame, The Virgin Queen and The Politician's Wife), The ...

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  4. Busy morning in writersroom HQ - our readers have been in the office reading through the entries for our CBeebies new writing competition, Get a Squiggle On, which closed last week. We've had over 400 entries - recurring themes that have emerged so far are aliens, detectives, kids entertaine...

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  5. Today, BBC Radio Drama have launched our bi-annual Alfred Bradley Bursary Award. It is a fantastic and unique opportunity for Northern writers interested in writing for radio. It seems to be harder than ever at the moment for writers to get their big break in any medium, be it radio, TV, fil...

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  6. Ahead of Thursday's deadline for Get a Squiggle On, here are some more highlights from our Q&A with Grandpa in my Pocket writers, Jan Page and Mellie Buse. The entries are pouring in thick and fast - if you haven't yet sent your script, find out how to enter on the competition page.

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  7. An absolute must watch is the brand new historical drama, The Night Watch, which premieres on BBC Two tonight at 9pm. Paula Milne's ambitious adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel is a poignant tale of liberation and loss, following the lives of four young Londoners throughout different stages of the Second World War. At last week's Writers' Festival, Ben Stephenson - BBC Controller, Drama Commissioning, interviewed Paula Milne in a very special masterclass session focusing on The Night Watch. Listen below to an audio excerpt from the session to hear Paula talk about the themes which attracted her to the novel, how she approached structuring it for screen, and the differences in working on an original piece versus an adaptation:

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  8. With only a week left to enter our CBeebies new writing competition, Get a Squiggle On, while you're in the midst of putting the finishing touches to your scripts - we thought you could do with a bit of encouragement from the experts. We met recently with the lovely Jan Page and Mellie Buse, wri...

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  9. Hi, I'm Bill Grundy, winner of the 2011 BBC Future Talent Award for my screenplay Hefted, and lately the first Headspace Writer in Residence at MediaCity, Salford. Having blagged myself into the 2nd Writers' Festival purely on the strength of a competition win, rather than any genuine broadca...

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