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The Sitcom Writing Workshop – with Paul Bassett Davies


Monday Monthly Script Development Workshops – with Theresa Boden


The Sitcom Writing Workshop - Euroscript workshop with Paul Bassett Davies

Friday 19th October. 10.30am - 5pm


Workshop content: 

A succesful sitcom is the holy grail for broadcasters. It’s a highly distinctive genre, with unique dynamics that you won’t find in any other form. This one-day masterclass gives you the tools you need to understand how sitcom works, and to write your own. Learn how to create classic sitcom characters, the secrets of sitcom structure, how to use B characters and secondary storylines, and much more. This is a workshop, not a lecture, and it’s based on a series of practical, hands-on exercises.


Paul Bassett Davies has a long track record as a writer and producer of comedy for stage, radio, television, and film, working with some of the biggest names in the business. Among many other credits, he co-wrote and appeared in three series of hit BBC R4 sitcom ‘At Home with the Hardys’ with Jeremy Hardy, and his own radio sitcom, ‘Reception’, was broadcast in 2015.


New Prospect House, 8 Leake Street, London SE1 7NN


Friday 19th October 2018

Time: 10.30am - 5pm

Cost: 20% reduction for BECTU members: £80.00 (Full price: £99.)

Booking and further details:



Monday Monthly Script Development Workshops – with Theresa Boden

Got a script or script idea you want to develop ? Need some constructive criticism and feedback? Want to make your work the best it can possibly be – whether Feature Film, Short Film, TV Drama or Sitcom ? 

Bring your work along to Euroscript’s 3 hour Drop-In Project Development Workshops at BECTU. Whatever stage you’re at with your project or script. From intitial idea to finished script receive constructive criticism and help to develop it further. You’ll improve your writing, story assessment and editing skills by giving feedback to other writers with our professional script consultant leading the workshop.  
Workshop content:

We allocate one tutor to up to six writers. Five days before the workshop you submit your work ( up to 30pp of a screenplay or 4 pages of a treatment and (optional) questions/points you’d like the group to considered )to be circulated to the other writers and our tutor. You will receive feedback from the other writers and tutor; and together we’ll a development plan, deadlines to focus you for each step and clear attainable goals to tackling the next draft. Full details at

Who’s it for?

Screenwriters, Producers & Directors who want to improve their writing, story assessment and editing skills by giving and receiving constructive feedback guided by a professional script consultant.

What they say about it:

  ‘Each time I have gone, I have found new insights and helpful comments that have stimulated my creativity and given me fresh impetus. It is crucial to have feedback from other writers if you are to succeed as a writer.’ Stephen Curran, screenwriter

 'An excellent way to keep you focused and moving forward with your writing. I know of no other workshop where you can get such useful, practical help with your script.' Catriona Craig, writer/director

Booking essential as places are strictly limited to 6 people per session.

Time: 1pm – 4.15pm

Dates: 12 NOV / 3 DEC 2018. Prices £45/ £40 Concessions/ £36 BECTU members (proof of membership required).

Venue - BECTU Sector Office, 373-377 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9BT

Cost – £45 /£40 industry concessions ( £36 for BECTU members).

Booking and further details:  For more details please contact

Screenwriter/script consultant Theresa Boden is an Executive member and script consultant for Euroscript and runs Euroscript’s script development workshops at the BFI. She has co-developed & co-ordinated screenwriting courses for the Film Council & Skillset, was the Film Tutor /Mentor for womens’ web channel Hybrid Lab, Visiting Tutor on the MA in Screenwriting at LCC, and is currently Screenwriting Judge for Underwire Film Festival.

About Euroscript : Run by a team of creative film, tv and radio professionals and writers, Euroscript is united by a passion for great writing with the aim of improving the quality of scripts going into production. Through courses, masterclasses, feedback consultancy services, development workshops and partnerships with industry organisations - we support writers of all levels to develop their work.

 Page last updated 10 October 2018.






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