Writing Drama For Television
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Writing Drama For Television

Jed Mercurio

Learn everything you need to know about writing for television from the creator of some of the world’s biggest TV dramas.

Course Overview

Bring your ideas and inspiration. Learn how to turn them into drama with Jed.


Writing Drama For Television

28 lessons
7 hrs video content
Course Notes

A complete course taught by Jed Mercurio, acclaimed screenwriter of Line of Duty and Bodyguard. Designed to take you from first draft and set you on the path to final script.


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Jed Mercurio is one of TV’s greatest and most prolific talents. Considered one of Britain’s most successful television writers, his shows are some of the most popular, regularly breaking viewing figure records. He’s written stories that cover everything from police anti-corruption, close protection and overworked junior doctors. His credits include Line of Duty, Bodyguard, Bodies, The Grimleys and Cardiac Arrest. He’s been nominated for, and won, multiple television and writing awards, including being nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Bodyguard. When he’s not writing hugely-successful TV drama, he likes to relax by producing and directing his shows.

There have never been more opportunities for writers in television than there are now.

You’ve got the inspiration, now put it in to practice. Downloadable and printable PDF course notes, including summaries, further inspiration and more content and insight from Jed himself.

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    Writing Drama For Television

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