BBC Writers Room

The Script Room

Script Room is BBC Writers Room system for receiving unsolicited original scripts.

The next Script Room will be for Drama scripts. The exact dates are still to be confirmed but it is likely to be open for submissions towards the end of 2018. Dates will be announced here and on our social media.

Rather than accepting scripts year-round in a rolling system, we have distinct submission windows for scripts which are announced on the BBC Writersroom Opportunities page during the year. Each call has a deadline, and the scripts received are assessed intensively by our script readers and the BBC Writersroom team, and a shortlist drawn up. We then offer various opportunities for the shortlisted group of writers including our Drama Roomand Comedy Room development groups.

Script Room is not a competition but a means by which the BBC seeks out the best writing talent. We look for writers with the strongest potential to be developed and produced for BBC broadcast. You could be new to writing or new to the BBC but equally, you may be a playwright looking to write for TV, or you’ve written for radio drama and would like to try your hand at writing for CBBC. We understand that carving a career as a writer takes time and that each writer’s development needs will be different. We receive many thousands of scripts every year and can only focus on the writers who we feel have the most potential.