Writing TV Scripts

Successful Writing in Ten Weeks

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Writing TV Scripts

‘I would have this on my shelf as my writer’s bible’

Don Shaw SurvivorsDoomwatchOrde Wingate, and Bomber Harris. and the legendary Z-Cars

Who else wants to write hit TV Shows?

Written by a professional screenwriter, the late Steve Wetton – creator of the BBC’ s hit series ‘Growing Pains’ and who wrote for performers such as BRIAN CONLEY( Star of Eastenders), SIR LENNY HENRY, RUSS ABBOTT, ( Russ Abbott’s Madhouse, Last of the Summer Wine and Boomers) and THE TWO RONNIES – this is a passionate and generous book, which shares insider tips and techniques .

Drawing on examples on well-known sit-coms, dramas and soaps – from the original Fawlty Towers to Friends – the book guides the aspiring screen writer through all the stages of planning to borrowing techniques to make your script stand out to discussing the logistics of formatting and submitting scripts. This book includes details on:

■ using one script to approach different people.

■ how to get your script to the right person.

■ payments and the role of the agent.

Price £12.9 9 €13.99 Format Paperback, 215 x 135 ISBN 9781842850626

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Reviews


K S Dhindsa
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read.Reviewed in the United Kingdom

An excellent step-by-step guide for published and unpublished screenwriters. I’m really looking forward to completing my first ever ‘calling-card’ TV script. This book by Steve Wetton will be most helpful when completing my first script.


Rosie Wiggins
4.0 out of 5 stars Really helpful Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Only has 4/5 stars because I haven’t worked all the way through it yet.
Great tips and exercises, a really useful book.

Briony Pope 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧

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Sarah Gilani 5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book/guide Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧

I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to start writing TV scrips, but really anyone can use it as a guide. I found it a really useful start but I’m going to use it as a reference book too. I thought the writer seemed really sincere – it’s hard to find people in this industry who are sincerely wanting to support new writers – without any strings attached (I think), other than buying the book of course.

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Keywords

BBC TV, ITV, Drama, Eastenders, Coronation Street, Casualty, Emmerdale, Z-cars, Home and Away, neighbours, Flying Doctors,Lewis, Shetland, Midsomer Murders, Strike, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, The Office, character, writing dialogue, Only Fools and Horses, The West Wing.

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