Continuing Drama

Writing for the BBC

A story has a beginning, a muddle and an end Phillip Larkin

"To make the good popular and the popular good."

Continuing Drama Series is the department that produces EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City and Doctors. We produce a huge volume of drama – nearly 400 hours per year made up of four episodes of EastEnders per week, 52 episodes of Holby per year, 48 of Casualty, and 236 of Doctors.

We have now established a central system for writer recruitment across all four shows.

We will only accept scripts that have been submitted via agents. We cannot accept unsolicited scripts not sent by an agent – they will be forwarded to the writersroom.

We work closely with BBC writersroom who read all unsolicited scripts sent to the BBC and recommend promising writers on to us.


Agents can submit scripts by email or post to:

Rachelle Constant, Development Editor, New Talent:

All scripts submitted are read with a view to recommending them on to one or more of the shows for further development. The team ensures that all the shows are talking to each other about writers, and that names of interest are passed around.




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