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  1. The Importance of Lead Characters

    Robin Taylor

    Writer and Script Reader

    The Importance of Lead Characters

    As the results from our latest Comedy script submissions are sent out we asked writer (and script-reader) Robin Taylor to outline why having a clear main character in your script can help it to cut through.

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  2. How I Got to Write for Topical Comedy Shows

    Jeffrey Aidoo

    Writer

    How I Got to Write for Topical Comedy Shows

    Jeffrey Aidoo was part of our Comedy Room writer development group for 2018/19. He explains how gaining a place in the group via our open script submission system has led on to him being a member of the writers' room for Radio topical comedy shows including Newsjack and The Now Show.

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  3. The Essentials of Scriptwriting

    BBC Writersroom

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    The Essentials of Scriptwriting

    Our submission window for Comedy scripts is open until 5pm on Monday 29th April. Watch a short animation to support your writing which covers elements including Developing Your Idea, Beginnings (and Endings), Dialogue, Characters and Scenes.

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  4. An update from the Head of BBC Writersroom - How we can (and can’t) help develop your writing

    Anne Edyvean

    Head of BBC Writersroom

    An update from the Head of BBC Writersroom - How we can (and can’t) help develop your writing

    As we are about to open our annual window for Drama Script submissions this felt like a good time to address some questions that we regularly get asked about BBC Writersroom, our open submission script system (the ‘Script Room’) and what the outcome is for successful writers. Also to share some ...

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  5. Some Notes on Notes

    Robin Taylor

    Writer and Script Reader

    Some Notes on Notes

    If you are a working writer you are going to have to deal with notes. Robin Taylor is part of our script reading team and a writer himself and shares some advice on the types of notes you are likely to receive and how to work with them in a constructive way.

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  6. Keeping Faith - Writing and Script Editing the hit Drama

    Matthew Hall & Joe Williams

    Writer & Script Editor

    Keeping Faith - Writing and Script Editing the hit Drama

    Keeping Faith was first broadcast on BBC One Wales and S4C in spring 2018 and achieved record viewing figures for a non-network drama on BBC iPlayer. Now as it comes to the whole UK on BBC One we spoke to the drama's writer and script editor about its creation.

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  7. Attention Writers: Studio Sitcom Needs YOU!

    Robin Taylor

    Writer and Script Reader

    Attention Writers: Studio Sitcom Needs YOU!

    Is the Studio Sitcom Dead? Definitely not, but we receive surprisingly few Studio Sitcom scripts in our open submission comedy window. Why aren’t people writing for studio? Why should people write for studio? And how the heck do you write for studio?

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  8. Announcing the Drama Room writers for 2018

    BBC Writersroom

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    Announcing the Drama Room writers for 2018

    We're delighted to announce the 15 writers who will be joining the Drama Room writer development group for 2018. This six month scheme encourages and develops the best in new drama writing and gives the writers the opportunity to build strong connections with producers to help them gain BBC broa...

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  9. Story v Character v Dialogue - an update from our Drama Script Room Readers

    BBC Writersroom

    Script readers

    Story v Character v Dialogue - an update from our Drama Script Room Readers

    Our team of freelance readers has been beavering away on the second sift of scripts entered into our latest Drama Script Room window. It's not an easy task and sometimes the debate can get quite heated, as one of the team explains...

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  10. An update from our Script Readers

    BBC Writersroom

    Script readers

    An update from our Script Readers

    Our team of script readers have been busy reading the 3845 scripts that were submitted in our last window for Drama script submissions. We asked the newest recruit to the team to give an update on progress so far.

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