Category: Radio 4
Could you write a bold, original story for radio? BBC Radio Drama is looking for
talented writers based in the North of England with compelling stories to tell.
You could win a bursary of up to £6,000, a development mentorship and get your
work broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Established to commemorate the life and work of the distinguished radio drama
producer Alfred Bradley, the award aims to develop and support new radio writers.
The play can be about anything from comedy to science fiction, but it must be no
longer than 7,000 words in length and be suitable for the Afternoon Play slot on
Last year's winner, Anthony Cropper, says: "Winning the Alfred Bradley Award was a very real confidence booster and led
directly into the opportunity to write for radio.
"I had no idea how the play
would do. I wrote it, sent it in and was delighted that it won.
encouraged me to write a stage play, which I recently completed, and is currently
under consideration by a couple of theatres.
"I'm also currently working on a
third novel, Fluke, for which I received an Arts Council Award."
Jeremy Howe, Commissioning Editor for Radio 4 and one of the judges, says:
"Writers are the lifeblood of drama on BBC Radio 4 and we think this is a
fantastic opportunity for budding writers who work or live in the North of
England to be commissioned by Radio 4."
Judges include tv and radio writer Sally Wainwright (At Home With The
Braithwaites, The Wife of Bath); playwright Simon Stephens; actress Julie
Hesmondhalgh; Jeremy Howe; Kate
Rowland, BBC Creative Director, New Writing; and Sue Roberts, BBC Executive
Producer, Drama North.
Entries need to be submitted by 3 November 2006 and the winner will be
announced by the end of February 2007.
For further information and details of where to send your finished masterpiece go to bbc.co.uk/writersroom.