Why YOU should consider breaking into Radio

Room: D202/3

with Caroline Raphael and Jonathan Holloway
moderated by Paul Bassett Davies

Why YOU should consider breaking into Radio image

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For writers, radio can be the most creative medium of all, as well as being the most accessible doorway into the broadcast world. The unique way radio engages its audience enables the writer and the listener to collaborate in imaginative experiences that can range from the intensely intimate to the cinematically vivid, sometimes at the same time.

BBC radio has a huge output of drama and comedy and needs good writers all the time. Jeremy Howe and Caroline Raphael are responsible for commissioning BBC Radio 4’s output of drama and comedy respectively. Come and hear them tell you what they’re looking for, alongside writers who’ll reveal how they achieved success on radio, reaching audiences that are often larger than those for some TV programmes.

Appearing in this session

Jonathan Holloway

Jonathan Holloway – Writer & Director

Jonathan has contributed a huge body of work to BBC Radio 3 & 4, the world's most prolific broadcasting outlet for quality drama.
Jonathan Holloway
Caroline Raphael

Caroline Raphael – Commissioning Editor | Radio 4

Caroline Raphael is Commissioning Editor for Comedy & Entertainment for BBC Radio 4
Caroline Raphael
Paul Bassett Davies

Paul Bassett Davies – Writer

Credits include: Spitting Image, Alas Smith And Jones, Rory Bremner, Magic Roundabout

Paul has written for and directed the biggest names in comedy. He's also creative director of The London Comedy Writers' Festival
Paul Bassett Davies