Radio 4 It was an affair that sent ripples through The Archers - young Elizabeth Archer falling for Robin Fairbrother, a dashing older man, only to have her heart broken when she discovered that he was married. More than 30 years on, the couple could rekindle their romance after the BBC announced that Robin is making a return, now played by Anthony Head. Long-time fans of The Archers will recall the original storyline, which culminated in Elizabeth angrily confronting Robin and pouring a glass of wine over him.
How to write for radio: So, we asked her to give us the inside track on how the commissioning process works at BBC Radio 4 and where a budding scriptwriter should start if they want to write for radio. BBC Radio 4 Comedy, has two formal commissioning rounds each year, one in the autumn and another in the spring.
The guidelines are freely available to download. The spring guidelines normally appear around the end of February.
So if you have a script that you think might be good for radio, how do you find a producer? Know the specific slot that you see your piece being suitable for too — be it a sitcom, sketch or drama. Then, write to the producer. However, not only should the writer master how to convey their story only with dialogue, they must also understand how people listen to the radio in the specific slot they are writing for.
People usually have the radio on in the background for company and rarely tune in for specific shows. They listen in a linear way and just keep listening to whatever comes on next. However, people also listen in different ways depending on the time of day. For example, comedy slots in the early evening need to pick people up after a day at work.
Whatever you write has to fit in to what people are ready to listen to at that time — the golden rule is to know the slot you are writing for back to front.
Caroline says that writing short pieces for either show is a great way of getting noticed by producers. Also, after writing for one of those shows, writers are sometimes asked to be an additional writer for shows like The News Quiz — and if you get that you could land yourself a years contract working for the Radio 4 comedy department as one of their contract writers.
She spends many evenings watching performances and going along film screenings. If you want to write get out there and make something — generate an audience for your work. Co-founder and writer in residence at Prolifiko failed academic and ex-philosophy lecturer maker of unpopular short comedy films.May 14, · Th Archers - BBC - Radio 4 - (possibly 17th January ) RobEmbleton.
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The video radio soap opera and has aired more than. My first play for Radio 4, Macmorris, involved four minor characters from Shakespeare’s HenryV.
They are all soldiers of about the same age.
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They are all soldiers of about the same age. This could have been a nightmare for radio. The Radio 4 audience also loves reading, but it is highly unlikely that adaptations will be commissioned for the Afternoon Play, as the Classic Serial is already covers this territory.
Instead, a different take on literature appeals to this audience. BBC The Archers. 88, likes · talking about this. Essential drama from the heart of the country from the world's longest running soap opera.
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