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Writing for BBC Radio Comedy

A guide for new comedy writers

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


If you want to write comedy, radio is the perfect place to start. In this iBook BBC Radio Comedy offers up, clips, videos scripts and articles that we hope will take you on your way to getting your words performed on air. 

Little Britain, Flight of The Conchords, The Mighty Boosh & Miranda were all hit BBC Radio series before they were hits on television. Topical radio comedies like Weekending gave huge numbers of writers their first break and BBC Radio Comedy, through shows like Newsjack and The Show What You Wrote, still provides an open door to new writing talent today. In this fully interactive guide, BBC Radio Comedy will take you through writing non-commissioned topical and non-topical sketches through to additional writing on flagship series like The Now Show and The News Quiz and finally how you might develop an award-winning BBC Radio Comedy of your own.

What's New in Version 1.1

Editorial tweaks.


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Customer Reviews

Incomplete on itunes

Helpful first couple of sections, but most of the book is missing. Everything after the Newsjack section can be found on the bbc website. Might be a 5 star book if I could actually read it!

Missing most of the content

Seemed very interesting. Unfortunately everything after the Newsjack section appears to be missing

Writing for BBC Radio Comedy
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  • Free
  • Available on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
  • Category: Humour
  • Published: 27 February 2014
  • Publisher: Media Applications Technologies Ltd
  • Print Length: 110 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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