The annual BBC Writersroom scheme offers talented screenwriters the opportunity to write the first episode of a BBC original series or serial.
Writers must have at least one professionally produced piece of work of up to 30 minutes in length in television, radio, theatre or film to apply. Applicants must submit an original script alongside a one-sided pitch outlining the drama idea.
Writers from last year's initiative were invited to attend workshops and masterclasses with key television writers and production teams throughout the year to nurture their talent.
Previous participants have been placed with production companies LA Productions, Clerkenwell Films, Kudos North, Mainstreet Pictures and Sister Pictures.
Nessah Muthy, a writer from the 2016 Programme, said, "The BBC TV Drama Writers’ Programme is an epic project that on both paper and in reality can only be described as a TV writer's dream."
She added, "At best, your script is brought to screen, at worst (although there really is no worst) you have a spec' script... one that has been developed and championed by a dedicated BBC script editor and executive producer team."
Click here to apply now.