Ideas from the public
Please note: BBC Cotent (television) does not accept programme ideas from individuals unattached to a production company.
This is because programme development requires an in-depth understanding of the television process and can take a long time to realise, usually involving many people. Unfortunately the BBC doesn’t have the resources to support individuals in this process.
Find other opportunities and ways to contact the BBC below.
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Latest BBC Writersroom opportunities
New Writers’ Programme 2017-2019
Professional writers’ programme for those of East Asian descent. Deadline 17 February
Script Lab from Luton Culture
Seeking local writers regardless of age or experience. Deadline 26 March
BBC Essex Playwright of the Year
Seeking fifteen minute fictional radio play with an Essex connection. Deadline 31 March
Kenneth Branagh Award
Winning scripts to be performanced at Windsor Fringe Festival. Deadline 5 March.
Short Film Season 2017
Submit your short film script for the chance to see it filmed. Deadline 28 February
Brave New Word - 'Legacy'
Platform for writers, actors and directors to showcase and discuss. Deadline 20 February
FAB prize 2017
Prize for black, Asian or minority ethnic writers and illustrators for children. Deadline 6 April
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