Broadcasting Group

Our Broadcasting Group (BG) represents members working in radio, TV and film.

We support members and associates by providing professional individual advice; negotiating collective minimum terms agreements with organisations such as the BBC; promoting legislation for the benefit of all members; and holding seminars and meetings on matters of concern to broadcasting writers.

We are currently campaigning to improve contract terms and specifically on issues to do with credit and fair-dealing.

We promote the best in audio drama by administering the Imison Award which members of the Broadcasting Group Committee also judge. We also co-administer the Tinniswood Award with the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.

The Broadcasting Group works with the Publishers Licensing Society, the Personal Managers' Association, the Association of Authors' Agents, the National Union of Journalists and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain to negotiate better terms for our members.

We support the following media campaign groups: the Voice of the Listener and Viewer and the Children’s Media Foundation.

While a committee directs the work of the group, the day-to-day administration is dealt with by the Group Secretary, Jo McCrum. Do contact Jo with any broadcasting-related topics, concerns or suggestions you wish to raise with the committee.

BG Newsletter

The February newsletter has been emailed to members for whom we have a valid email address - please contact us if you are not receiving email communications at present. 

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Finding Hidden Talent

Posted: 15 May 2017

"Often it’s not what’s not said, but what is that marks out the power of a script or the way in which it’s delivered." Read more

Broadcasting Blogs

Posted: 03 March 2017

We've recently published two broadcasting-themed blogs from Committee Chair Elizabeth-Anne Wheal. You can read them here:

Season 3 of BBC 2’s controversial drama The Fall may have concluded last October, but the debate it has catalysed among programme makers, reviewers and audiences shows no sign of abating. Elizabeth-Anne Wheal offers a crimewriter’s perspective on sexual violence on our screens — Women in Jeopardy

As the awards season climaxed on Sunday with the Oscars and the shambles of Envelopegate, the debate about diversity in the creative industries is headlining again — Talent is Everywhere


BG diary dates

Posted: 11 November 2016

When events are live on the booking system you will be able to click through to the full details and members will be emailed full details. We send notification about our events via email only. Please remember to let us know if your email address changes.