There’s an excellent blog post over on the BBC Writersroom by Dan Tetsell, with some sage advice from some great scribes. Of particular interest is this graph, prepared by Gareth Gwynn, breaking down the suitability of Newsjack submissions.
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There should be another episode of Bashing Keys in the near future, so keep ‘em peeled.
It’s the next installment of my occasional podcast in which I talk writing with other writers.
This one is a kind of prequel to the first, because I’m chatting to the current incumbent writer at BBC Radio Comedy. As part of the writers’ bursary scheme, Gareth writes for a large number of shows including The News Quiz, The Now Show, I Guess That’s Why They Call It The News, Newsjack and Recorded For Training Purposes.
It's Gareth Gwynn
He’s also a producer, radio presenter and co-host of Boo Hoo It’s The News.
During our chat we kept returning to the theme of looking at scripts with a fresh pair of eyes. Also, just after we recorded this, Gareth was seconded on a sitcom writing course at the BBC, so I might get him back to tell us all about it.
It’s my new occassional podcast, in which I chat with other writers about writing.
For the first episode, I thought it would be fun and interesting to talk to Paul Kerensa, a stand up comedian/writer with extensive television and radio credits. For Radio 4 he has written for Dead Ringers, The News Quiz, The Hudson and Pepperdine Show, Bearded Ladies, and the Now Show, and Parsons & Naylor, The Day The Music Died and The Lee Mack Show for Radio 2.
It's Paul Kerensa
Over on the telly, he’s worked on episodes of Not Going Out and Miranda. It’s a shame I didn’t get a chance to talk to him about Miranda actually, because as well as being very very good, it would be an interesting thing to talk about style-wise.