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Comedy and BBC North opportunity: funding for original 30' comedy scripts

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BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC North are delighted to announce that we will be funding six full theatrical presentations of original half hour comedy scripts at our new Salford base in October 2011, with an ambition to see one or more commissioned into a series for one of the BBC Channels.

The brand new studios at MediaCity in Salford have opened their doors and as part of our continued commitment to developing the best comedy from experienced and emerging talent from across the United Kingdom, we would like celebrate the new buildings and studios by staging this all singing, all dancing sitcom showcase.

*The deadline for submissions to the Salford Sitcom Showcase has now passed and the successful projects are detailed below. Thank you for your interest.

Any queries relating to existing submissions should be sent to, marking Salford Sitcom Showcase in your subject field.

We are pleased to announce that the following six scripts are going forward to the Salford Sitcom Showcase 2011:

Citizen Khan
Writers - Adil Ray, Anil Gupta & Richard Pinto
Executive Producer - Paul Schlesinger
BBC Comedy

Writer- Tony Sarchet
Executive Producer - Jimmy Mulville
Hat Trick Productions

Be Our Guest
Writer - Pippa Evans
Executive Producer - Paul Schlesinger
BBC Comedy

Single White Male
Writers - Dan Gaster & Rob Colley
Executive Producer - Mark Freeland
BBC Comedy

Writer - Jason Cook
Executive Producers - Matt Tiller & Henry Normal
Channel K/ Baby Cow North

Writer - Georgia Pritchett
Executive Producer -Catherine Bailey
Catherine Bailey Productions Ltd



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