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  1. The BBC TV Drama Writers' Programme 2018 - Writers Announced

    The BBC TV Drama Writers' Programme 2018 - Writers Announced

    The TV Drama Writers' Programme is a unique initiative that gives promising screenwriters the opportunity to write the first episode of an original series or serial for the BBC. The aim is that the writer’s series or serial will be taken into full development by the BBC.

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  2. The Moonstone: An interview with writers Sasha Hails and Rachel Flowerday

    The Moonstone: An interview with writers Sasha Hails and Rachel Flowerday

    The Moonstone is a star-studded adaptation of the world’s first ever detective novel and will air across five consecutive afternoons on BBC One, starting Monday, 31 October at 2.15pm. We decided to investigate The Moonstone and brought in writers, Sasha Hails and Rachel Flowerday for questioning,

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  3. Inside the Comedy Room - Days 4 & 5 - in the writers' own words:

    Inside the Comedy Room - Days 4 & 5 - in the writers' own words:

    The Comedy Room writers 2015/16 report back on an intensive 2-day workshop on Sitcom, mentored by writer and script-editor Andrew Ellard.

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  4. An update from the Comedy Room!

    An update from the Comedy Room!

    BBC Writersroom's Comedy Room is a 6-month development scheme for up-and-coming writers discovered through our talent searches. Find out more about what's been going on.

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  5. The Break - five original short monologues

    The Break - five original short monologues

    Filming started this week on The Break, a series of 5 contemporary monologues produced by BBC Writersroom, BBC Drama and BBC Taster. Meet the five up-and-coming writers.

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  6. Creating and writing 'Top Coppers'

    Creating and writing 'Top Coppers'

    Andy Kinnear and Céin McGillicuddy are the co-creators and writers of Cop-show comedy series 'Top Coppers'. They discuss their writing partnership and how the show made it to BBC TV.

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  7. 'The Last Kingdom' - an interview with screenwriter Stephen Butchard

    'The Last Kingdom' - an interview with screenwriter Stephen Butchard

    Stephen Butchard is the award-winning screenwriter of dramas including 'House of Saddam', 'Five Daughters' and 'Good Cop'. He describes his journey as a writer and working on his first period adaptation: Bernard Cornwell's 'The Last Kingdom'.

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  8. Developing writers: The Comedy Studio

    Developing writers: The Comedy Studio

    The Comedy Studio was a writer-development initiative which ran during the first half of 2015 in partnership with BBC Comedy and with funding from the BBC Academy. Executive Producer Richard Webb and two of the writers involved explain more...

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  9. Listen to an interview with the Olivier award-winning and BAFTA nominated writer Mike Bartlett

    Listen to an interview with the Olivier award-winning and BAFTA nominated writer Mike Bartlett

    Listen to an interview with the award-winning playwright and writer of new BBC One drama 'Doctor Foster', Mike Bartlett.

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  10. Developing 'The Outcast' with Sadie Jones

    Developing 'The Outcast' with Sadie Jones

    BBC Films Development Exec Beth Pattinson interviews Sadie Jones about her journey between screen and novel writing and the unusual development of 'The Outcast' into a two-part drama for BBC One.

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  11. Poldark - Q&A with screenwriter Debbie Horsfield

    Poldark - Q&A with screenwriter Debbie Horsfield

    Writer Debbie Horsfield on her new adaptation of Winston Graham's popular Poldark novels for BBC One.

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  12. Wolf Hall - A Q&A with Screenwriter Peter Straughan

    Wolf Hall - A Q&A with Screenwriter Peter Straughan

    Peter Straughan adapted Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels for BBC Two.

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  13. Live webchat with Silent Witness writer Tim Prager

    Live webchat with Silent Witness writer Tim Prager

    Join in a live Twitter Q&A with Silent Witness writer Tim Prager from 10pm on 20th January, straight after the episode ends.

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  14. The London Voices writers group

    Two members of the London Voices scheme, run by BBC Writersroom Development Producer, Abigail Gonda, blog about their experience.

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  15. Inner Voices: How Writers Create Character

    Inner Voices; In this podcast from The BBC Academy find out how writers create and give life to characters.

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  16. Harry and Jack Williams - the writing brothers behind BBC One's powerful drama 'The Missing'

    A Q&A with the writing brothers behind BBC One's powerful drama 'The Missing', Harry and Jack Williams.

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  17. BBC TV Drama - Supporting New Writing

    Find out how BBC in-house Drama is supporting new writers and developing new writing talent through three schemes, supported by BBC Writersroon.

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  18. The Secret Art of Script Editing

    In this podcast, published by the BBC Academy, find out why a good Script Editor is vital to any production, and what exactly they do.

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  19. Our Girl - an interview with the writer, Tony Grounds

    A Q&A with Our Girl writer Tony Grounds.

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  20. Watch an interview with Matt Charman, writer of BBC One's Our Zoo

    BBC Writersroom interviews writer Matt Charman about BBC One's 'Our Zoo' and his next project, directed by Steven Spielberg.

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