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How much does the BBC pay for a radio script?

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ZolaBuddleia Thu 25-Jul-13 19:20:05

For both sketches and radio drama. Anyone know?

Kiriwawa Thu 25-Jul-13 19:25:10

Several thousand but that's for an established writer. Writing an episode of an hour long drama is not something you're going to dash off in an afternoon

Frizzbonce Mon 29-Jul-13 17:20:54

The BBC pay about £4000 for a 45 minute Afternoon Play (for an established writer and about £3500 for a beginner writer). If you go to the Writers Guild website it will give you more extensive details.

Sketches - pretty poor really - it's just a few quid. I remember writing some sketches for something about five years ago and getting £25 per sketch while Channel 4 paid £100 per sketch.

ImperialBlether Mon 29-Jul-13 17:32:55

You might find this useful. It's for 2011, but it's still a guide.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 29-Jul-13 17:56:08

Thanks very much, that's very useful.

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