BBC Writers Room - Radio Script Format

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beaky

  • Friday 6th April 2018, 1:10pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,274 posts

Yes, take a tab and everything will seem OK.

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andysteph81

  • Friday 6th April 2018, 3:53pm
  • Sunderland, England
  • 62 posts

In word go to 'paragraph' settings. Under 'indentation' change the 'special' dropbox to 'hanging' and the 'by' dropbox to 4cm- that works well. Hit tab after the character name or whatever et voila!

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Tinklejuice

  • Friday 6th April 2018, 5:06pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 posts

Hey Andy,

Thanks for that it seems to be working :)

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Frankie Mildly Perturbed

  • Monday 9th April 2018, 1:44pm
  • London, United Kingdom
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Unless every T is dotted and every eye poked out, the BBC are legend for rejecting scripts due to a missing full stop. As far as beeb are concerned if you can't get a simple full stop right, how can the rest of it being any good.. think about it.

Stands to reason, as Alf Garnett would have said.

I would say it's nice to get the format as close as you can but no need to be anal surely. Not unless anal is your thing.

As you were..

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Rood Eye

  • Sunday 22nd July 2018, 3:42pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 476 posts
Quote: Frankie Mildly Perturbed @ 9th April 2018, 1:44 PM

The BBC are legend for rejecting scripts due to a missing full stop.

I have to admit that I haven't actually heard of that particular legend.

On the contrary, it has always been my belief that if you send the BBC comedy bods a really funny script, even if it's handwritten in felt-tip pen on a soggy toilet roll, you are highly likely to get a callback no matter how bad your spelling and punctuation might be!

Okay, I might be exaggerating slightly, but I'm sure you get my point.

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