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Jon Aird | 13:52 UK time, Thursday, 2 February 2012

BBC Comedy Commissioning and BBC Writersroom have joined forces for a second nationwide talent search to find new comedy gold. If you have a big studio sitcom brewing in your mind and can tell original stories, invent characters and catchphrases that can make a live audience laugh, then send in your script.

This is an opportunity not to be missed - you may get the chance of your work performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at our Sitcom Showcase at the Studio in MediaCity, Salford. You could also be in line for a comedy masterclass on how to write studio sitcoms, plus an intensive week away developing your idea hand-in-hand with BBC comedy producers and established comedy writing talent.

Dawn French


The amazing Dawn French will be on the panel of judges. Cheryl Taylor (Controller, Comedy Commissioning), who judged last year's BBC writersroom comedy talent search says: "I was thrilled last year by the number of very funny and original scripts that we were asked to judge. It was a pleasure to read all of the short listed projects as was having the opportunity to meet some of their very talented authors."

The deadling for entries is Wednesday, 21 March 2012. For information on how to enter, visit the Writersroom website.


  • Comment number 1.

    Its about time reluctance made way for determined ambition.... "To succeed tomorrow believe you have today!"

  • Comment number 2.

    I would love to do this, Dawn is my heroine. May i submit this for you to take a look please? Its a half hour show i wrote, performed in and edited and filmed mostly myself (as you can see) . Thanks. Clare. x https://youtu.be/ZG8b1HawO1Q

  • Comment number 3.

    Talent shows are the last refuge of the budget-less.

    Pay some writers to write some good new comedy. Pay some actors to perform it. Pay some camera persons to film it. etc.

    Show it at a reasonable hour!

    The World is full of writing talent - let us see then BBC producing some great new comedy or comedy drama.

    But please no more 'Carroll Levis Discovery' remakes. Achingly bad performances are so last century!

    Here is an idea :Let a comedy be team written and possibly performed by the BBC blogosphere.


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