The Galton and Simpson Bursary and the BBC

The BBC recently announced plans for ‘The Galton and Simpson Bursary for Comedy Writing’. The winning applicant(s) will have a sample script ‘developed for broadcast consideration, with advice and input from leading industry practitioners, and receive a bursary of £5,500’. This is good news. It remains to be seen, however, if it is also aContinue reading “The Galton and Simpson Bursary and the BBC”

A change of address…

So – that really is an irritating habit, isn’t it, starting sentences with ‘So’? Anyway: So…this is what happened. After I posted the first piece for this blog, the British Comedy Guide got in touch and asked if they could take the blog ‘in-house’. That was very nice of them, and, seeing as they haveContinue reading “A change of address…”

‘It’s very interesting but not commercial enough…’

That’s what people in publishing told me about what follows. And that’s why what follows, follows. Most publishers – I’m tempted to say ‘all publishers’ but do please prove me wrong – are only interested in books about comedy if they’re about recent shows or stars (after all, it’s not as if this is anContinue reading “‘It’s very interesting but not commercial enough…’”