The BBC has published a new ‘designed-for-iPad’ ebook packed with tips and advice for aspiring comedy writers.
The fully interactive Writing For Radio Comedy includes clips, videos, scripts and specially commissioned articles and has been assembled with Apple’s iBooks Author application.
Sections includes how to write non-commissioned topical and non-topical sketches, through to additional writing on flagship series like The Now Show and The News Quiz.
Shane Allen, BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning, said: “Radio Comedy is a crucial breeding ground – it gives new writers a chance to hone and define their voice. I’m so pleased we’ve got a new way of showing young writers that the BBC wants to work with them.”
Caroline Raphael, Commissioning Editor for Fiction and Comedy at Radio 4 and 4 Extra, added: “BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra are very proud of their open-door comedy shows such as The Show What You Wrote and Newsjack.
“But this magic book will ensure that even more inspiring writers can watch, listen and read and push that door open.”
Writing For Radio Comedy is available as free download in the iBookstore.