BBC Writersroom – So you want to write a sitcom?

Creating a good situation comedy is a major challenge. You need a strong, relevant and accessible idea, you have to create characters we can relate to, a story that fascinates us and it’s got to be funny.

This session will analyse where brilliant characters come from and what makes a good idea for a situation comedy. And across ninety minutes, Graham Smith and Mark Robson will take you through the practical stages of what is actually involved in writing a script.

They will cover storylining, structure, beats, layout, durations and the importance of rewrites.

So come and get the theory AND solid, practical advice!

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