Ideas from the public
Please note: BBC Content (television) does not accept programme ideas from individuals unattached to a production company, although scripts for fiction can be submitted via the BBC Writersroom.
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 including links to free online training from the BBC Academy.
Contacting the BBC
BBC Writersroom is a cross-genre department for scripted content working with and developing both new and experienced writers
Latest BBC Writersroom opportunities
Comedy script room - send your scripts
Comedy scripts for TV, film, radio, stage or online accepted between 17 April and 17 May 2017
Three opportunities with Writers Avenue
Open to writers of 18-30 years. Multiple deadlines available in 2017
Creative Future Literary Awards
£10,000 worth of cash and writer development for poetry and fiction. Deadline 26 June
The BBC Young Writers Award
Award is open to all young people aged 14 to 18 who live in the UK. Deadline 21 April
The British Theatre Challenge for Kids
Five minute plays sought for national competition. Deadline 7 May
Jobs and training with the BBC
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