Storytelling for
scripted television
with john yorke

Understand the nature and building blocks of compelling storytelling and sharpen your script development skillset


A course dedicated to the nature and craft of storytelling to help Writers, Script Editors, Story Editors and Executive Producers improve their development and writing skills. John Yorke has been behind some of the biggest hits in television (Inc. Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life on Mars) and has distilled that knowledge into a detailed step by step course for both Writers and Executives.

Over three modules with group and interactive exercises, we will explore technique, structure and theory, as well as the methodology to transform knowledge into concrete application for writing, structuring and developing hit TV dramas. 

About John Yorke

John is a drama producer, author and teacher who has spent 30 years studying our insatiable appetite for stories. His long career in TV drama has given him the tools to identify the underlying shape common to all successful narratives – from drama to political speeches.

He is the author of the UK’s bestselling book on narrative structure – Into The Woods – How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them. As former Head of Channel Four Drama, Controller of BBC Drama Production and MD of Company Pictures, John has shaped stories that have attracted some of the biggest audiences for drama in UK TV history.

He has overseen some of the UK’s most enduring and popular programmes, from Shameless and Life On Mars to East Enders and Holby City, alongside award-winners like Bodies and the internationally acclaimed Wolf Hall. John has worked with a vast array of talent, from Paul Greengrass and Paul Abbott to Debbie Horsfield and Jimmy McGovern, making him uniquely placed to watch, learn and analyse the work of the finest writers in television

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All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

“This is a marvellous analysis of screenwriting and, with any luck, should help a great many people achieve their dreams

Julian Fellowes


“Probably the most accessible, inspiring take on story that I’ve attended.
We came home with a clearer and deeper understanding of our work, and with a common set of vocabulary, which is key to good teamwork.”



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