On-Line Resources and Books

BBC Radio Drama History

A brief history of how radio drama has evolved over the last hundred years.


BBC Sounds

Essential portal for accessing dramas on Radio 3 & 4  and World Service which can be archived for up to a year. Some can be downloaded as podcasts.


BBC Writers Room

BBC hub for writers with details of submission opportunities for TV and radio ('Open Call' usually in November), training opportunities, writing advice, sample scripts etc.


BBC Radio Commissioning

Details of the complex commissioning process for producers within the BBC and for  independent producers.


Audio Producers Directory

Directory of independent radio production companies.


Audio Drama Production

Leading US podcast drama producers.


Radio Plays (Sutton Elms)

A vast archive of reviews, articles and listings of radio drama across many decades.


Listening to Radio Plays (Alan Beck article)





Writing for Radio - Shaun McLoughlin - How To Books 1998

Lively and accessible guide by very experienced BBC producer.


Radio Drama, Theory and Practice - Tim Crook - Routledge 1999

In depth analysis of how radio drama works with huge bibliography for further reading.


Writing for Radio - Christopher William Hill - Bloomsbury  2015

Advice from successful Radio 4 dramatist.


So You Want to Write Radio Drama - Claire Grove & Stephen Wyatt - Nick Hern 2013

Two experienced writers share their knowledge of writing and production.



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