British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Library

Here is the Inside Track library of timeless insight and advice.

  1. The Blaine Brothers on directing Out Of Her Mind

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    Directors Ben and Chris Blaine discuss making Sara Pascoe's sitcom Out Of Her Mind. There's some great insight and advice in this interview.

  2. How to write for Radio 4 show The Skewer

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    • Writing

    Jon Holmes's extraordinary Radio 4 show The Skewer is back - and, as he explains in this interview, he's always on the lookout for new ideas and new writers. This feature included details on what they're looking for, and how to submit.

  3. Making comedy for a video game

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    Comedy writer George Vere discusses scripting and starring in Not For Broadcast: The Telethon - his first venture into writing for a video game.

  4. Philip L Moore on overcoming adversity to make a pilot

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    As he explains in this interview, Philip L Moore has overcome several hurdles to film and release a pilot of his comedy show about a group of bungling but lovable criminals.

  5. Notes from the first Short Com Sitcom Writing Competition

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    Following on from their recent writing competition, Short Com director Chris Aitken runs through some of the common habits new sitcom writers portray, and gives suggestions for how people can potentially improve their scripts.

  6. Video: Developing TV sitcom

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    • Writing

    In this hour-long video, script development executive Meghan Cruz and comedy commissioning editor Jon Petrie discuss pitching and developing television sitcoms.

  7. How to Home-Stream: Part Four

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    • Production

    Creating a good online show can be surprisingly tricky, so we've asked comedy's new home-streaming community for their at-the-coalface advice. In the final part of this series, podcast pioneer and Infinite Showman Stuart Goldsmith reveals how comics can learn from startups.

  8. My Comedy Career: Anna Morris

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    • Performance

    Anna Morris is a comedian, writer and actor. You may have seen her sell-out one-woman character comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe; on Channel 4 in Lee And Dean; or in a multitude of hit online sketches. Here, she talks openly about her craft and career to date.

  9. How to Home-Stream: Part Three

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    Creating a good online show can be tricky, so we've asked comedy's new home-streaming community for their learned-the-hard-way advice. This week, stand-up and schooling with Chris Purchase and Yuriko Kotani.

  10. How to Home-Stream: Part Two

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    • Production

    Creating a good online show can be surprisingly tricky, so we've asked comedy's new home-streaming community for their at-the-coalface advice. This week, a music and comedy special with Sooz Kempner and Katie Pritchard.