Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

Writing for Radio

5th April 2012 by Maura McHugh

Writing for Radio

The Irish Playwrights & Screenwriters Guild is organising a ‘Writing for Radio’ panel discussion with representatives from three of the country’s largest broadcasting institutions: RTÉ Radio Drama, BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama, and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Questions that will be addressed are: How much radio drama is there? How do you apply? What do the commissioners want? What do they pay?

All members of the Guild are invited.

The discussion will take place in Room 3 of FilmBase at 1pm on Thursday, 12th of April.

The panellists will be:

  • Kevin Brew (RTÉ Radio – Drama Department)
  • Heather Larmour (BBC Radio – Drama Department)
  • Andrew Robinson (BAI – Sound & Vision Department)

The event is free but places are limited, so book a place immediately by emailing jack.olohan (a) script.ie or by calling the office at 01 670 9970.

BBC Radio Play Competition 2011

7th December 2010 by Maura McHugh

BBC Radio Play

The BBC is taking entries for its International Radio Playwriting Competition, which is now in its twenty second year.

It is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 60-minute radio drama for up to six characters.

There are two categories: one for writers with English as their first language and one for writers with English as their second language.

The two winners will come to London and see their play made into a full radio production, which will then be broadcast on the BBC World Service. They will also each receive a £2,500 prize and there are also prizes for the runners-up.

The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium.

Entries must be received in London by midnight GMT on 31 March 2011.

The full list of terms and conditions are on the website.