BBC Writers Room - Radio Script Format



  • Friday 6th April 2018, 1:10pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,470 posts

Yes, take a tab and everything will seem OK.



  • Friday 6th April 2018, 3:53pm
  • Sunderland, England
  • 64 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!



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

Hey Andy,

Thanks for that it seems to be working :)


Frankie Mildly Perturbed

  • Monday 9th April 2018, 1:44pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5,484 posts

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..



Rood Eye

  • Sunday 22nd July 2018, 3:42pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 1,779 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.


Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 6th November 2018, 1:07pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,033 posts

Good luck for those trying the BBC Drama Room(.)

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  • Tuesday 6th November 2018, 11:11pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 29,919 posts

Has it just opened?


Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 7th November 2018, 7:53am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,033 posts

No - 10 December.