Roy Williams

Category: TV; Radio; Theatre

BBC Writersroom interviews playwright, TV and radio writer, Roy Williams.

Roy talks to BBC Writersroom about the theatre play which changed his life, the writers who inspire him and the techniques he uses to develop his characters and their worlds.

He shares his advice for new writers and tells us why he can't do any work without having three pencils on his desk.

Roy Williams on Writing for Radio

Roy Williams talks about getting his first ever commission for BBC Radio

Roy Williams reflects on his journey to writing for radio and why it is is his favourite medium to write for.

He talks about how back in 1995 when he was studying on a writing course, he was encouraged by his tutor to submit a script to the First Bites young writers competition – leading to his very first radio drama, Homeboys, being broadcast by the BBC.

Roy tells us why radio excites him so much as a medium – ”radio is limitless, you can write about anything and anywhere” and shares his 3 top tips for writers new to radio.

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