3 things to remember when writing radio comedy

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Radio is sometimes considered a lesser form to television. But the truth is, radio is a highly creative medium - some might say even more creative than television.

It is also a crucial form for newer writers. There are far more opportunities to "break in" on radio than television.

Yes, there are open door shows like Breaking The News and The Skewer. But there are also, still, real chances to get sketches and even your own sitcom away.

So, here, in no particular order, are 3 things to remember when writing sitcom for radio:

Small cast, big potential

Whilst your...

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Published: Tuesday 28th November 2023

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