For writers, radio can be the most creative medium of all, as well as being the most accessible doorway into the broadcast world. The unique way radio engages its audience enables the writer and the listener to collaborate in imaginative experiences that can range from the intensely intimate to the cinematically vivid, sometimes at the same time.
BBC radio has a huge output of drama and comedy and needs good writers all the time. Jeremy Howe and Caroline Raphael are responsible for commissioning BBC Radio 4’s output of drama and comedy respectively. Come and hear them tell you what they’re looking for, alongside writers who’ll reveal how they achieved success on radio, reaching audiences that are often larger than those for some TV programmes.
Appearing in this session
Credits include: The Archers, Bloomsday
Credits include: Spitting Image, Alas Smith And Jones, Rory Bremner, Magic Roundabout