Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2023

The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award is an opportunity for writers based in the North of England who are new to writing for audio. It offers a £5,000 bursary to the winner as well as the chance of a Radio 4 Drama commission.

The Award was established in 1992 to commemorate the life and work of Alfred Bradley, the distinguished BBC Radio Drama Producer and is run by Audio Drama North in conjunction with the BBC Writersroom.

To apply you must:

  • Reside in the North of England on a permanent / full time basis. The North of England is defined by the Boundary Committee for England which includes the North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humber.
  • Be aged 18 or over.
  • Submit an original and complete Drama or Comedy/Drama script written for radio, TV, stage or film at a minimum length of 30 pages (excluding title or character pages). Please be mindful that scripts will be assessed on their suitability for Audio Drama. Pure narrative comedy or sitcoms are not eligible.


12 noon, Tuesday 11th April 2023.


The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award 2023 – Writersroom (

Published on:
27 Feb 2023
Opportunity deadline:
11 Apr 2023


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