Alfred Bradley Bursary Award


To encourage and develop new radio writing talent in the BBC North region.

There is a change of focus for each award, e.g. previous years have targeted comedy, drama, verse drama, etc. In 2004, the brief was for a play suitable for the afternoon play slot.


Open to people who live in the North of England and who have not had a previous network radio drama commission.

Quantity Available



  • Every 2 years

Award Value

Up to UK £5,000, a 12-month development mentorship with a Radio Drama Producer, and have your work produced on BBC Radio 4.

Application procedure

Applicants must send completed afternoon play scripts for consideration. Details published on external link.

Closing date

September 15th



Study Level

  • Professional development

BBC Writersroom

BBC Writersroom identifies and champions new writing talent and diversity across BBC Drama, Entertainment and Children's programmes. Writersroom is constantly on the lookout for writers of any age and experience who show real potential for the BBC. It invests in new writing projects nationwide and builds creative partnerships, including work with theatres, writer's organizations and film agencies across the country.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the BBC Writersroom by using the links below.


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