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  • 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    The only global competition for radio playwrights. Find out more about 2015-16's event and explore drama and...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2017

  • 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition

    25th International Radio Playwriting Competition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Jan 2017
    The only global competition for radio playwrights. Find out more about 2015-16's event and explore drama and dramatists with OpenLearn.
  • To Walk Invisible Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC

    To Walk Invisible

    To Walk Invisible, a drama co-produced by The Open University and written by Sally Wainwright, tells the story of the Brontë sisters' rise to...

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2016

  • To Walk Invisible

    To Walk Invisible Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The BBC
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 19 Dec 2016
    To Walk Invisible, a drama co-produced by The Open University and written by Sally Wainwright, tells the story of the Brontë sisters' rise to literary fame...
  • Dr Sara Haslam on the Brontë sisters’ work Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Dr Sara Haslam on the Brontë sisters’ work

    By Dr Sara Haslam

    Sara Haslam was The Open University's academic consultant on OU/BBC drama 'To Walk Invisible'. Here she...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2016

  • Dr Sara Haslam on the Brontë sisters’ work

    Dr Sara Haslam on the Brontë sisters’ work Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2016
    Sara Haslam was The Open University's academic consultant on OU/BBC drama 'To Walk Invisible'. Here she discusses what makes the Brontës’ work so...
  • To Walk Invisible: Interview with the crew Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    To Walk Invisible: Interview with the crew

    By Dr Sara Haslam

    Crew members including Faith Penhale (the Executive Producer) discuss their part in To Walk Invisible, how...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2016

  • To Walk Invisible: Interview with the crew

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    To Walk Invisible: Interview with the crew Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2016
    Crew members including Faith Penhale (the Executive Producer) discuss their part in To Walk Invisible, how the idea came about and their reading of...
  • To Walk Invisible: Interview with the cast Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    To Walk Invisible: Interview with the cast

    By Dr Sara Haslam

    Some cast members Finn Atkins (Charlotte), Chloe Pirrie (Emily), Charlie Murphy (Anne) and Adam Nagaitis ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2016

  • To Walk Invisible: Interview with the cast

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    To Walk Invisible: Interview with the cast Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Dec 2016
    Some cast members Finn Atkins (Charlotte), Chloe Pirrie (Emily), Charlie Murphy (Anne) and Adam Nagaitis (Branwell) discuss the drama To Walk Invisible...
  • Quiz: Which Brontë sister wrote it?

    By Dr Sara Haslam, The OpenLearn team

    Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë had very different writing styles but can you tell their writing apart from the...

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Dec 2016

  • Quiz: Which Brontë sister wrote it?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Dec 2016
    Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë had very different writing styles but can you tell their writing apart from the other? Try our interactive quiz to find out.
  • Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen Creative commons image Icon By By jonl1973 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chigley/2682089366/) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen

    By Professor Richard Danson Brown

    After Leonard Cohen's death, Richard Danson Brown explores the way the songwriter specialised in conveying...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2016

  • Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen

    Featuring: Video Video
    Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen Creative commons image Icon By By jonl1973 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chigley/2682089366/) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
    After Leonard Cohen's death, Richard Danson Brown explores the way the songwriter specialised in conveying difficulties in father-son relationships through...
  • National Novel Writing Month Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

    National Novel Writing Month

    Could you write a novel in a month? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to write 50k words...

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    Article

    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2016

  • National Novel Writing Month

    National Novel Writing Month Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 01 Nov 2016
    Could you write a novel in a month? National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to write 50k words in November. Get a head start with this...
  • Neil Gaiman on his inspirations as a fantasy author Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Neil Gaiman on his inspirations as a fantasy author

    Author, Neil Gaiman, discusses how PL Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Enid Blyton were both a catalyst for his...

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    Video

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Oct 2016

  • Neil Gaiman on his inspirations as a fantasy author

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    Neil Gaiman on his inspirations as a fantasy author Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Oct 2016
    Author, Neil Gaiman, discusses how PL Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Enid Blyton were both a catalyst for his love of fantasy fiction. 
  • Dame Stella Rimington on John le Carré Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Dame Stella Rimington on John le Carré

    British author and former Director General of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, tells us why she thinks John le...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Oct 2016

  • Dame Stella Rimington on John le Carré

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    Dame Stella Rimington on John le Carré Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Oct 2016
    British author and former Director General of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, tells us why she thinks John le Carré is the master of the spy novel in...

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  • Start writing fiction

    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This free course, Start writing fiction, will give you an insight into...

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    12 hours

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    13 Feb 2017

  • Start writing fiction

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 13 Feb 2017
    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...
  • Writing what you know

    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will help you to develop your perception of the world...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Aug 2016

  • Writing what you know

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    Writing what you know Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 25 Aug 2016
    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...