Published On: Wed, Jun 3rd, 2015

BBC ‘paying prospective scriptwriters the equivalent of £2 an hour’

Union chief claims writers are paid single fee of £1, 000 to produce potential scripts for soaps such as EastEnders, Holby City and Casualty

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The BBC is paying writers working on potential scripts for soaps such as EastEnders, Holby City and Casualty as little as the equivalent of £2 an hour, according to the head of the writers’ union.

Bernie Corbett, the general secretary of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, has written a letter to BBC director general Tony Hall calling for scriptwriters on so-called “shadow schemes” for long-running TV series to be paid the minimum wage.

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