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How NOT to Write a Sitcom


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How NOT to Write a Sitcom is a troubleshooting guide aimed at both the novice and the practising sitcom writer. It illustrates and explains the many pitfalls in concept, characterisation, plotting and dramatic/comedic writing,which pepper the hundreds of scripts submitted every year.

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Marc Blake is a script consultant, writer and teacher of writing for sitcom. At City University he taught Sitcom and Comedy writing for fifteen years with graduates including Katherine Tate and the co-creators of ‘Genius' (BBC2) and ‘The Thick of It' (BBC1). He has sold three sitcoms to ITV and the BBC and his TV two-part Drama ‘The Swap' (ITV) was broadcast in 2002 to great acclaim and nine million viewers.


"shows examples of pitfulls in concept, characterisation and plotting so you can create your own slice of sitcom gold."
*DVD & Blu-Ray Review (June 2011)*

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