The BBC Drama Writers Academy is a unique professional training opportunity.
Find out more about the journeys of previous Writers Academy graduates below.
After completing his Writers Academy commissions in 2009-10, Tahsin was offered core contracts on both Holby City and Casualty. Subsequently, he co-developed Father Brown (2013), a crime series for the BBC, adapted from the short stories by GK Chesterton, for which he also wrote two episodes, ‘The Hammer of God’, and ‘The Eye of Apollo’. Father Brown has now been commissioned for a second series.
Sasha is currently a core writer for Casualty where she has written 19 episodes since graduating from the Writers Academy, including BAFTA nominated ‘Nice and Easy’ (2011) and writers Guild award nominated ‘Saturday Night’ (2012). She has continued writing for radio and stage winning An MJA award in 2012 for her medical drama ‘Best interests’. Stage play ‘My Front Line’, successful at Bristol Old Vic was adapted for Radio 4 starring Fiona Shaw and is now in development to be a two part TV series. Original feature ‘South’ is in development with Kate Ogbourn with Julian Jarrold attached as Director.
Since finishing the Writers Academy Paul has written for EastEnders and had plays produced by the Birmingham Rep and Belarus Free Theatre at the Almeida. He is currently writing ‘Red Star Newport’ a Radio 4 commission about a communist football team and he was shortlisted for the BBC/National Theatre Wales Drama Award 2012 for his new play ‘Fear Of Drowning’
Ian has continued to write across the BBC Continuing Drama Series including a stint as a core team member on Holby City and has contributed episodes to Channel 4’s Shameless as a member of their core team. Ian continues to write for radio and theatre - most recently 'Star-Cross'd' (an adaptation of Romeo & Juliet for Oldham Coliseum) and has also written a screenplay (currently in pre-production). Future projects include a commissioned single drama for BBC whilst also developing projects with CBBC and several Independents.
writes for EastEnders and Holby
City and has written for
BBC Daytime’s Land Girls and Father Brown. Paul currently has a children's
drama in development.
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Opportunities with EastEnders, Doctors and Casualty.