Welcome to BBC Writersroom
We discover, develop and champion new and experienced writing talent across the whole of the UK.
- InterConnected - Watch all Eight Lockdown StoriesFrom nearly 7000 scripts submitted!
- The Break 5 - Writers AnnouncedBBC Writersroom and BBC Studios Drama Production have announced the five writers who have penned the fifth series of The Break. The bold, short form drama series, now in its fifth year, is a collaboration between BBC Writersroom, BBC Three and BBC Studios.
- A Suitable BoyWriter Vikram Seth explains the story's origin, introduces its main themes and some of the key protagonists. Watch A Suitable Boy from Sunday 26th July.
Writer DevelopmentSee our Groups
Latest OpportunitiesView all Opportunities
- Box of Tricks Theatre - Writer Opportunities Deadline to apply: PlayBox submission window 6th July - 31st August 2020
Box of Tricks Theatre, based in Manchester, run several opportunities for writers including a PlayMakers Network.
- Green Carnation Company - Queer All About It: Queer Beyond BordersDeadline: 14th August 2020
Green Carnation Company are looking for script submissions for the third of their QUEER ALL ABOUT IT short film commissions, on the theme of ‘Queers Beyond Borders’ exploring the experiences, journeys and lives of LGBTQ+ migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
- Tamasha Theatre - Made at Home: A Tamasha Virtual Scratch Call OutDeadline: Monday 17th August by 6pm
Tamasha Theatre Company is accepting scripts of up to 15 minutes on the theme of HOME for the virtual scratch event, Tamasha at Home.
What We DoMore about What We Do
- About BBC WritersroomFind out more about our work and our offices across the UK.
- How we can (and can't) develop your writingFind out on our blog.
- Script RoomScript Room is our main open submission opportunity for all writers aged 16 and over and resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
- SuccessesHear about some of our success stories, including competition and award winners, commissions and events.
New in the Script Library...Visit the Script Library
- Les Misérablesby Andrew Davies. An epic adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel in which an extraordinary cast of characters struggle to survive in war-torn France.
- In My Skinby Kayleigh Llewellyn. The coming of age story of 16 year old Bethan as she deals with the comical but painfully real anxieties and insecurities of teenage life.
- Doctor Whoby various writers. New in the script library 5 more episodes by Steven Moffat from Series 3 & 10 including the 1st draft of Episode 1.
- Father Brownby various writers. Drama based on the stories by GK Chesterton, about a crime-solving Roman Catholic priest.
Be InspiredView our Be Inspired resources
- Watch InterviewsGet inspiration and top tips from writers and industry professionals in our series of video interviews.
- PodcastDownload and listen to our free podcast, including interviews with some the UK's leading screenwriters.
- Scriptwriting EssentialsWatch a series of eight videos covering the essentials of writing a successful script, from introductions to rewriting.
- Pitches, Treatments, OutlinesWhat are they? And why should you learn to love them? Plus other great advice on our blog.