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Syndication

Jake Wallis Simons

In the third of the Writers' Guild's Off the Shelf at Black's events, Jake Wallis Simons (pictured with Jan Woolf from the Guild's Books Committee) talks about his latest novel The English German Girl.

Direct download: JakeWallisSimons.mp3
Category:Books -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Women writing comedy
Susan Calman (stand-up comic and star of Radio 4’s News Quiz) chairs a panel discussing whether it has become easier for women writers to break into comedy.
She is joined by Jo Bunting (producer of Have I Got News For You and That Sunday Show), Claire Zolkwer (head of comedy at ITV), Tamzin Cary executive producer of Paul and writer of new movie Albatross, and Andrea Mann (comedy writer).
 
Recorded at the Free Word Centre in London, 23 November 2011
Direct download: WomenInComedy.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

Novelist Jemima Hunt

Jemima Hunt talks about her career as a novelist and her current work-in-progress - recorded at the second Writers' Guild Off The Shelf At Black's event.

Direct download: JemimaHunt.mp3
Category:Books -- posted at: 4:40am EDT

Writing for TV soaps

Experienced scriptwriters Chris Thompson and Dawn Harrison discuss their approach to writing for long-running TV series.

Direct download: WritingSoapForTV.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 5:28am EDT

Off The Shelf at Black's - Lindsay Clarke

Jan Woolf introduces novelist Lindsay Clarke (The Water Theatre and Whitbread winner for The Chymical Wedding) at the first of the Writers' Guild's Off The Shelf At Black's events.

Details of future events: http://www.writersguild.org.uk/news-a-features/books/194-off-the-shelf-at-blacks

Direct download: LindsayClarke.mp3
Category:Books -- posted at: 11:10am EDT

Writing Children's TV

Elly Brewer and Amanda Swift discuss their approaches to writing television for children and young people.

Direct download: WritingChildrensTV.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 5:53am EDT

Bill Armstrong Interview

Bill Armstrong talks about getting his first break on Doctors, writing the Indian Doctor for BBC TV and why he has learned to love script editors.

Direct download: BillArmstrongInterview.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 4:19am EDT

New Agreements for Writers

Writers' Guild General Secretary Bernie Corbett outlines major new developments in TV and radio, and responds to the recent legal judgement on the Google Books Settlement.

Direct download: NewAgreementsForWriters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:02am EDT

Writing Radio Comedy

Jane Berthoud (Head of BBC Radio Comedy) and writer Dave Cohen discuss the state of BBC radio comedy and the opportunities for writers

Direct download: WritingRadioComedy.mp3
Category:Radio -- posted at: 10:13am EDT

Writing for Medical Drama Series

Rachel Flowerday and Dana Fainaru discuss writing for Doctors, Casualty and Holby City and explain what it's like to graduate from the BBC Writers' Academy.

Direct download: WritingMedicalDrama.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 3:50am EDT

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