BBC Radio Manchester & 5Live Scripts

Another placement of mine was at the BBC. Over four weeks I worked at BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio 5Live.

I worked on Becky Want’s afternoon programme on BBC Radio Manchester for two weeks. In this time I worked on research and writing briefs on Becky’s guests.

A view of Becky's studio from the producers desk. Katherine Jenkins was being interviewed at the time.

A view of Becky’s studio from the producers desk. Katherine Jenkins was being interviewed at the time.

Alongside this was script writing. Below is an example of the scripts which were written – most were used on air without sub-editing.

During my placement I also worked at BBC Radio 5Live.

Working on the mid-afternoon programme ‘5Live Daily’ I helped carry out research, set up interviews and compose briefs for presenters on various stories.

I also wrote scripts which were used in news summaries on the programme.

These scripts were different to my scripts from BBC Radio Manchester in that these were heavy news stories as opposed to celebrity-driven entertainment scripts.

BBC Radio Manchester Cues (PDF)

BBC Radio 5Live Cues (PDF)