BBC Alba Children’s Short Drama Scheme open for submissions from Gaelic writers

BBC Alba are looking for vibrant, compelling ideas from Gaelic writers for the 2019 EBU (European Broadcasting Union) children’s short drama scheme.


  • Theme: “Tell Me a Secret”
  • Broadcast duration: 15 minutes
  • Target audience: 6-9 year olds
  • Casting: child actor/s at the heart of the story
  • Style: cinematic with minimal dialogue
  • Rights to writers’ ideas need to be freely available to be purchased by MG ALBA or an independent production company
  • Format: idea to be submitted in an outline form (not a full script), maximum 2 pages

The EBU has its own Exec Producer that works alongside the writers and Channel Execs in each territory.  BBC ALBA will also have an Exec Producer.  Further information on the scheme and examples of dramas and scripts from previous years are available – please contact Bill MacLeod direct at or on 07900 217 302 for further information.

Deadline: 16 November 2018

Source: BBC Writersroom

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