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Here's an demonstration example of an audio script.

There are several different formats for audio scripts - this is the BBC's house style for drama.


Office Macbeth

 
SCENE I

SOUND: GLASSES CLINK, CHAIRS CREAK, SLIGHT WHISPERING HUBUB IN BACKGROUND. MEETING ROOM.


Macbeth: ...and I think that proves that our company is the very best option for you.

Banquo: ...as well as having the best biscuits!

All: General laughter.

Banquo: (LOW) Phew!

 
FADE OUT


 
SCENE II

SOUND: TWO SETS OF FOOTSTEPS ON CARPET


Macbeth: That was pretty tough, but I think we got them in the end.

Banquo: YOU got them - it was you who swung the deal. You really sold it to them.

Macbeth: Yes, I suppose so... I think your jokes helped.

FOOTSTEPS STOP

Er, excuse me, ladies?

Banquo: Could we get past please? You're blocking the corridor.

Witch one: (SULTRY) Not so fast, sunshine.

Witch two: Ah, Macbeth! Darling of the sales department!

Witch three:You're going far, my dear. Enjoy the view from your desk.

Macbeth: View? Of the airconditioning unit?

Witch one: Just you wait and see. And don't forget us when you're running the place!

Macbeth(CONFUSED) When I'm... what? But Duncan's the boss - he's not going anywhere.

Witch twoOh and Banquo? Those trainees of yours have a bright, bright future.

 
SOUND: SWOOOSH!

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