Thursday, April 03, 2008

Moving from long running series - Guild event

"Moving from long running series to taking the next step" - Guild television event: 24 April, WGGB, 15-17 Britannia Street, London

Following the success of the Guild event on long running BBC series last year, we’re delighted to announce a sequel from John Yorke: "Moving from Long Running Series to Taking The Next Step."

John Yorke is Controller of Drama Production Studios for the BBC and over the last three years has been committed to putting writers back at the heart of EastEnders, Holby City and Casualty. He has also been responsible for introducing and implementing the new BBC Code of Conduct, in response to our members’ complaints and suggestions about long running series.

John was Executive Producer/Commissioning Editor of The Street (Series 1), Life on Mars (Series 1 & 2), Shameless (Series 1 & 2), Robin Hood (Series 1), Waterloo Road (Series 1) and New Tricks (Series 3) amongst many others. He’s well placed to give a talk on a subject important to many TV writers: how to progress from scripting long running series to the great television writing world beyond.

The event will take place at the Writers' Guild (15-17 Britannia Street, London) and will once again be chaired by Gail Renard, Chair of the WGGB TV Committee. Early booking is advised for this sure-to-be popular event.

Tickets for this event will be £5 for Guild members and £7.50 for non-members. If you would like to attend this event please send a cheque payable to the ' Writers' Guild' to, Television Event , Writers' Guild of Great Britain, 15-17 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JN. Or please email: or call 0207 833 0777.

Gail Renard adds:
Back by popular demand, not to mention too kind for his own good, John Yorke will present a second event for the Guild, "Moving from long running series to taking the next step."

John’s first event on writing for long running BBC series was forthright and informative, answering all the questions writers had been burning to ask. Here’s another chance to find out about how to progress in your career. How does one get from Doctors to Silent Witness? And to writing your own original works?

John will explain the ropes and also be happy to answer any questions in a Q & A session afterwards. For those of you unable to attend, questions can be submitted in advance to the Guild office and I’ll do my best to read them out. Come and join us at this unique TV event!


  1. Anyone who wants to submit questions for the Q & A can send them to:

  2. We forgot to say arrive at 6.45pm for a 7pm start!


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