The judges (Steven Andrew, CBBC Head of Drama and Anne Gilchrist, outgoing CBBC Controller) read the final shortlist of scripts and bowled over by the quality and range of work, we have selected the following eight writers for the residential:
Kerry Drewery The Office of Imaginary Friends
Nick King Misfits
Mark Brotherhood Take Two
Debbie Moon Wrongblood
Maxwell Slater Sparks
Alice Charles 2088
Felicity Carpenter Quick, Decide!
Matt Sinclair The Magician's Daughter
Also, a quick word about another writer, Mark Daydy, whose script was really well liked and who was shortlisted for the masterclass, but who already had some experience writing for a younger audience - so we put him straight in touch with the CBBC drama team at that stage.