BBC Announces A Major New Opportunity For Disabled Writers – The Writers Access Group

BBC News

From The BBC Media Centre.


BBC Writersroom has set up The Writers Access Group, a brand-new initiative to give talented disabled writers the chance to expand their writing skills and to be offered opportunities in TV and radio at the BBC.

Working with a number of organisations and practitioners in the field, ten disabled writers have been chosen on the merit of their scripts, their experience and via an interview process. They have today been announced as:

  • David Proud
  • Amy Bethan Evans
  • Rebekah Bowsher
  • Sophie Woolley
  • Athena Stevens
  • Charlie Swinbourne
  • Michael Southan
  • Ros Willis
  • Matilda Ibini
  • Nicola Werenowska

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, says: “The BBC is committed to reflecting the experiences of the UK’s diverse communities in its output and is actively reaching out to writers in order to get more realistic and more authentic portrayals of disabled people on air, as well as interesting and complex views from that community. We look forward to working with these ten talented writers across the BBC’s scripted output.”


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