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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Want to write a sitcom for TV or radio?

The Indoor Writer is just completing a 5-week Introduction to Radio Drama with Sue Teddern of Skribita. It's been a great course and she's made good progress with her own radio play. Sue is generous with her knowledge (vast!) and is an incredibly funny
writer, which has spurred our girl to sign up this ...

Writing sitcom for TV or radio with Sue Teddern: 9/10 November

'If you’re a fan of sitcom classics like Porridge, Cheers and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy or current shows like Twenty Twelve, Girls and Clare in the Community … if you’ve ever felt the urge to create your very own comedy characters, this two- day, Brighton-based workshop will get you started.  

Price:  £200 (includes tuition, one night’s 
accommodation at Artist Residence Brighton, 
meals & refreshments) 
Or: £85 (includes tuition, meals & 

Sue Teddern is a veteran of the Birds of a Feather 
team. Her TV credits include Sister Frances (with 
Jo Brand) Bosom Pals and My Family. Her radio credits include 
Managing Izzy and five series of soloparentpals.com.  
Harry Venning is creator/co-writer of Radio  4’s Clare in the 

More information about the course and how to book is on the website here: www.skribita.com
or telephone 01273 880625

You don't have to live near Brighton as hotel accommodation can be included. I believe it's rather nice too, more details here.


  1. So tempting, Tracy! I remember The Artists Residence when it was on The Hotel Inspector. At the time it was run by a very young student and the place had rather lost its way until Alex Polizzi got a hold of it. I then watched the episode where she returned 3 years later and it is a great success (very quirky). I think the Writing Sitcom for TV course sounds really good. Can't wait to hear all about the course you've just finished.

    1. I didn't know that about the hotel, Wendy. Apparently they do fab breakfasts, but sadly I won't be staying over to report back.

  2. Enjoy the course. Sounds fun.

    1. Thanks, Patsy. I've since learned that we will be writing a sitcom over the w/e so can't wait!

  3. Well done on signing up, Tracy - good luck with the course!

    1. Thanks, Rosemary. I'm really looking forward to it.

  4. I don't know how you're fitting all this in with the MA as well!

    1. Hmm, have you been talking to my hubby, Sally? I'm hoping the sitcom w/e will be a bit of light relief after all the intense reading.