Writing for Radio Workshop

Writing for Radio Workshop

INK is delighted to announce a series of inspiring workshops for writers at the 2017 festival.

Writing for Radio

How does radio drama work? How can your own creativity best match what the BBC (or other platforms) are looking for? And how can your ideas take shape on the page? Book onto our exclusive workshop with Robin Brooks on Sunday 23rd April 10am-12pm. This is a course aimed for anyone who wants to pitch and write radio drama. What does the workshop include?

  • Understanding the basics of writing for Radio, and the commissioning process.
  • The essentials of the medium
  • Nuts and bolts of radio-scripts, do’s and don’ts of audio-drama.
  • Learning how to concoct and write a pitch.
  • Creating sample proposals


  • Sunday 23rd April 10am – 12 noon.
  • 12 places available
  • £15 per person
  • To book please contact Allegra Productions fiona@allegraproductions.co.uk  or 07779 060 717

Read more about the workshop tutors, Robin Brooks & Fiona McAlpine

Robin Brooks is a dramatist with twenty years experience of writing original plays and adaptations for BBC Radio. Notable works for Radio 4 include a six hour dramatisation of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Last year he wrote two original plays for Radio 3, Drama on 3: Remorse, or the Sorrows of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and The Present Experiment, about the birth of the Third Programme in 1946.

Fiona McAlpine

Fiona McAlpine is a radio drama producer and director, recently a finalist for Best Drama Producer at the Audio Production Awards 2016. In 2015 she produced eight hours of original drama for BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and Audible. She also freelances as a producer for other Radio Indies.

Allegra Productions

Is an independent production company based in Suffolk, producing radio drama, audio and theatre.




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