British Comedy Guide

Inside Track Library - Planning

Plans are good things to have. They help you avoid making silly mistakes!

  1. How to go from an episode idea to structuring scenes

    • Article
    • Writing

    We've all been there. You have an idea for a sitcom that you absolutely love... You maybe even have an idea for an episode, but when you sit down to write it, you have no idea how to fit it all together. We discuss how to easily structure an episode.

  2. How to write great characters who work with the plot

    • Article
    • Writing

    Jack Bernhardt discusses how to ensure that your plots and characters are working together... so there's never a scenario where you character ends up doing something they absolutely would never do.

  3. In Defence Of The First-Draft Freewrite

    • Article
    • Writing

    "Write first, apologise later"... comedy writers Ed Amsden and Tom Coles deliver an impassioned plea in defence of a first-draft freewrite.

  4. Making a live-audience podcast

    • Article
    • Production

    Dan Page talks through the process of creating, recording and distributing a Radio 4-style podcast recorded in front of a studio audience.

  5. How to get producers and agents to read your scripts

    • Video
    • Writing

    A 50 minute video in which TV producer Caroline Norris, radio producer Bill Dare and agent Vivienne Clore discuss how comedy writers can get their work seen by the industry, how much they can expect to be paid, and more.