BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

Always wanted to write for TV or Radio? Here’s your chance

Every so often BBC Writersroom accepts unsolicited scripts. They are read blind (without names attached) so it’s an equal opportunity – your idea and writing ability will be judged alongside … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · 13 Comments

Write for Radio and TV

TV and radio drama brings great stories to life like nothing else. From Radio 4’s Afternoon Play to peak-time drama on the TV networks, audiences love to lose themselves in … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Write a Short Story for Radio

Carried in Waves is a short story competition for radio organised by University College Cork. The brief is wide: the story can be on any subject, written in any style, … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · 10 Comments

Write Comedy for the BBC

The Comedy Script Room at the BBC is open for unsolicited manuscripts but only to April 1st. Click here for details on how to submit and comedy resources (such as … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 7 Comments

Do you know…which country reads the most books, watches the most TV, listens to the radio and uses the internet most often for pleasure…?

TELEVISION Folk in Thailand spend  22.4 hours in front of the television each week. The USA is in 6th place with 19 hours per week and the UK is 9th … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The most popular posts of 2013 were about publishing opportunities, the Nobel Prize and a rather misleading X rated story…

Looking back at the last 12 months, a strong theme emerges. The most popular posts were ones that gave information on submissions and competitions (especially free ones) and those that … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Write a short story for radio

Ever written for radio? If the answer’s no this opportunity is for you. The BBC Radio Drama Readings Unit are inviting submissions from writers who have never written for radio … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · 16 Comments

Brighton Writing Weekend Sitcom for TV and Radio

There’s a two day weekend course running in Brighton very soon that I  recommend wholeheartedly. Sue Teddern has an impressive track record in both television and radio scriptwriting. Among her … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment