BSCW Supporters, Useful Resources and Other Links

This is a growing list of useful internet sites contacts, markets and information sources. Please do send us any sites you think are great, that were missing. Wed love to know what sites you find helpful. To recommend a site, e-mail ken@bscw.co.uk with the address and a short description.

Also, some site disappear. If you find one is an ex-site, please let us know via the same address.

Any links marked ** are supporters of the BSCW - we like these folk, so please visit their sites!

Associations and Guilds

Australian Society of Authors
Society of Authors
Writers' Guild of America (East)
Writers' Guild of America (West)
Writers' Guild of Great Britain


Watched It! resource to links of past kids TV shows.


Comic Relief
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Edinburgh International Festival
Golden Rose of Montreux Festival
Just for Laughs
MIPCOM (Cannes)

Game Shows

Challenge TV The UK's dedicated interactive quiz channel.
Labyrinth Games puzzle and game consultancy.
The UK Game Show Page comprehensive resource of game show reviews and industry news.


A selection of Internet sites from best-selling magazines:

Auto Express Online
Computer Buyer
Country Life
The Economist
Literary Review
Management Today
The New Statesman
The Oldie
PC Plus Magazine
PC Pro
Private Eye
Radio Times
The Spectator
The Stage
Top Gear Magazine

Members Pages

Web pages of BSCW members.

If you would like your home page or a link to your CV added here, please send an email to Paul

Terry Adlam
Peter Bacanin
David Bodycombe
Phil Collinge
Geoff Parfitt
Keith Rees
Paul Roff
Gill Smith
Lesley Brackers - The Writer's Channel

News sources (light entertainment)

BBC News - Entertainment section
Funny Talk (on BBC's Comedy Zone) weekly round-up of comedy news.


A selection of Internet sites from best-selling local and national newspapers:

Big Issue
Daily Express
Daily Record
Daily Star
Daily Telegraph
Evening Chronicle
Evening Standard
Mirror and Sunday Mirror
Racing Post
Sporting Life
Sunday People
Sunday Post
Sunday Sun
The Week
Yorkshire Post


The International Library of Poetry The Poetry Society

Publications (Other)

The Funny Times Monthly US-based humour publication.
The Onion America's #1 source of daily satire.

Regulatory bodies

ITC The Independent Television Commission

Rights and collection agencies

British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors
Copyright Clearance Centre
Copyright Licensing Agency
Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS)
Performing Rights Society

Film & Screenplays

Internet Movie DataBase the best on-line source in film biography and filmography.
Script-O-Rama database of film and TV scripts.


Sitcom Centralguide to US shows on UK TV
Situations Vacant company dedicated to the development of sitcoms for film and TV.

Television (broadcasters, UK)

Challenge TV
Channel 4
Channel 5
Radio Teleifs Eireann (RTE)
Teletext Ltd

Television (broadcasters, international)

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
South African Broadcasting Corporation

Television (general)

DigiGuide Internet TV guide.
TV Cream popular, irreverent nostalgia site, useful for jogging memories of old programmes.
TV Comedy index an index of British TV comedy.

Television (independents)

Aardman Animations
Absolutely Productions
Action Time
Brighter Pictures
Diverse Productions
Hat Trick Productions
The Jim Henson Company


Pioneer Drama Service theatrical publishing company.
Scriptwriter's Network information about requirements for TV, film, radio and theatre.

Trade associations & unions

Directors Guild of Great Britain
Equity the actors' union.
PACT Producers Alliance in Cinema and Television.

Writing advice

The Write Stuff the official rap guide on how to contribute comedy material to the BBC.
Writing for Performance full of interviews, surveys and advice.

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