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For 2014 we are accepting scripts by genre and for the next Script Room (Script Room 7) we will be accepting the following:

CBBC - Children’s drama, comedy or animation scripts for TV. These must be suitable for the 6 to 12 age group. 

CBeebies - Children’s drama, comedy or animation scripts for TV or drama/comedy scripts for CBeebies Radio.  These must be suitable for the 0-6 age group 

Script Room 7 will open for e-submissions from midday on Monday 23rd June until midnight on Monday 7th July inclusive.

Read the full brief for Script Room 7

Read the Terms and Conditions for our Script Room

FAQs about e-submissions

In the meantime we have put together a selection of help, tips and other resources from the BBC Writersroom.  This includes interviews with successful writers and producers for Children alongside blogs and scripts from recent Children's productions 

Writing for Children - Explore advice, help and resources from BBC Writersroom

Charlie and Lola (Image credit: BBC/Tiger Aspect)

We also asked award-winning writer and producer, Dave Ingham (Charlie and Lola, Baby Jake, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time, Tracey Beaker Returns, Topsy and Tim, The Octonauts etc) to share his top tips

1. No-one should know your characters better than you… So know your characters! 

2. Never submit an idea or script you aren't 100% happy with. 

3. Never give alternative scenarios for an idea - Be definite. 

4. Distill your story/series idea down to it's basic components. Is it speaking to a pre-school audience? 

5. Have a 10 minute power-nap at about 3.30pm. You'll be amazed. 

6. You will get frustrated as this is a collaborative process… So never email angry!

Good luck! 

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Chris Neville-Smith

    on 10 Jun 2014 15:04

    Bit surprised by the age range. I certainly remember Byker Grove and Grange Hill having a target audience well over 12.

    Or am I hopelessly out of date with modern children's TV? You'll be telling me next you don't show Henry's Cat any more.

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