BBC To Launch New Writing Talent Competition

“This autumn the BBC is to help launch a groundbreaking nationwide talent competition. The project, designed as a cross between Pop Idol and the BBC’s current literary initiative, The Big Read, will take BBC writers and producers to theatres and public venues in 12 cities and towns across Britain in search of hidden writing talent. Six of the BBC’s leading television writers will go out to meet and advise hopeful entrants on their work, before five final winners are selected.”