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Syndication

Sue Teddern

From The Archers to Birds Of A Feather - scriptwriter Sue Teddern talks about her writing career.

Direct download: SueTeddern.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 4:29am 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

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

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

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

Writing comedy for TV

Comedy writers Jane Bussmann and Andrew Ellard discuss sitcom, gag writing and how to get your first break as a TV comedy writer.

Direct download: WritingComedyforTV.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Jack Thorne Interview

WGGB Editor Tom Green interviews writer Jack Thorne (This Is England 86, Skins, Shameless, Cast Offs, Snogging In Public Places)

Direct download: JackThorne.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

Public Spending Cuts

WGGB Editor Tom Green is joined by Bernie Corbett (WGGB General Secretary), Anne Hogben (WGGB Deputy General Secretary) and writer Jack Thorne to discuss the implications for writers of public spending cuts and the new Writers' Guild / ITV drama agreement.

Direct download: InDiscussion-August2010.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 7:34am EDT

BBC Drama Event Pt.1 - Ben Stephenson Presentation by BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson with introduction by Writers' Guild Chair, Robert Taylor.
Direct download: BenStephenson.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 4:07am EDT