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BBC Writersroom looking for comedy scripts Page 2

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beaky

  • Monday 5th March 2018, 10:08am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,703 posts

Because he's just told us.

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Chappers

  • Monday 5th March 2018, 9:34pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts
Quote: Stobbart42 @ 5th March 2018, 3:58 AM

I just read the small print. You have to be resident in the UK. That kind of sucks. But I guess there's nothing stopping me from writing a script anyway.

I'll take a 30% cut if you like.

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Stobbart42

  • Tuesday 6th March 2018, 7:26am [Edited]
  • Japan
  • 163 posts
Quote: Lazzard @ 5th March 2018, 9:40 AM

How would they know you're not UK?

Good point. Nothing to stop me submitting something anyway. It's not as though they're even going to like it and want to meet me. Haha.

@Chappers. Hmmm. If it comes to that, I'll be in touch :-D

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Anorak

  • Tuesday 6th March 2018, 3:01pm
  • England
  • 283 posts
Quote: Stobbart42 @ 6th March 2018, 7:26 AM

Good point. Nothing to stop me submitting something anyway. It's not as though they're even going to like it and want to meet me. Haha.

:-D

That's the spirit!

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 6th March 2018, 5:13pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

I'm sure Anorak is booking a trip to Japan as we speak!

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Frankie Mildly Perturbed

  • Tuesday 6th March 2018, 7:29pm [Edited]
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5,495 posts

This I must attempt. It is my opportunity to be rejected by the BBC.
I need it, I've been limbering up for it, I'm ready... OK... Geek

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Thursday 8th March 2018, 12:45pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,094 posts

In reading their updated guff on WR I see the Beeb have interestingly distanced themselves from the studio audience sitcom model referring to it as 'older sitcom'. It uses the term 'comedy script' now and it looks like the link they've put up for reading broadcasted scripts are mainly non studio audience. I'll take that as a strong hint then that trad sitcom style scripts will be instantly binned. They certainly make a lot fewer of them than they once did. Angy

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Chappers

  • Thursday 8th March 2018, 10:24pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts

My one is primarily a radio script.

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Lazzard

  • Friday 9th March 2018, 10:03am
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,648 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 8th March 2018, 12:45 PM

I'll take that as a strong hint then that trad sitcom style scripts will be instantly binned.

They also now make it abundantly clear that this is NOT a way to get a piece of work commissioned by the BBC, but a way to find writers they might want to work with on other projects.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Friday 9th March 2018, 10:39pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Quote: Chappers @ 8th March 2018, 10:24 PM

My one is primarily a radio script.

What do you mean? Is it a radio script or not?

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Chappers

  • Sunday 11th March 2018, 7:52pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts

I've written it as a radio script - ie no directtions or scenes - but it could be made for TV.

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beaky

  • Sunday 11th March 2018, 8:20pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,703 posts

Radio scripts have scenes, surely?

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 11th March 2018, 9:03pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

And directions, Chaps? I wonder what the radio/TV ratio of subs is? Maybe 20:80? Might be 30:70?

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Chappers

  • Monday 12th March 2018, 7:52pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: beaky @ 11th March 2018, 8:20 PM

Radio scripts have scenes, surely?

Just your imagination ....

Most of it is set in one location with the odd outside which is obvious.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 12th March 2018, 8:00pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

How is anyone going to know it's outside without directions, Chaps? Just sying.