TV Show Development Workshop for Young People


In the Shed Workshop Information:

Do you want the chance to influence a BRAND NEW TV drama series for 13 – 16 year olds?

In the Shed is a quirky new drama for 13 – 16 year olds. Set in a Scottish school, the series will deal with stories and issues which are important to young people in modern Britain – and that’s where you come in!

They want to find out what 13 – 16 year olds are watching on television – what you like, what you don’t like, and what you think is missing – and find out what stories and issues are important to YOU.

They’re especially keen to hear from:

• Young people of colour

• Young refugees and asylum seekers

• Young D/deaf/disabled people

• LGBTQIA+ young people

• Care experienced young people and young carers

They’ll be running two workshops from 17:30 to 19:30. One on October 7th for young people from England and one on October 14th for young people from the Highlands and Islands. In the workshop you’ll get to hear more about the series, and give your opinion on what you think it should be like.

Fancy signing up? You can do that here.

Here’s what you’ll need to take part in the workshop you must have the following:

• Permission from a parent/guardian

• A phone, tablet or computer with a webcam

• A steady internet connection

• A Zoom account – If you don’t have one you can create one here and download the app here

• A quiet, comfortable place to talk

• A drink (talking’s thirsty work)

They recommend that you use Headphones with a microphone attachment, however this is not a necessity.

How It Will Work

• Michael will introduce himself, talk a bit about the show and what we’re trying to do

• After this you will all get a chance to talk a little about yourselves

• They’ll talk to you about what you think is missing from TV for your age

• A Wee Break (15 minutes)

• They’ll talk about school, what you like, dislike etc.

• A little time for additional questions

And there you go. Nothing to it!

Ground Rules

We know rules are boring but in order to give everyone a fair turn at discussion and to make sure we’re all on our best behaviour, we’ve laid out these simple rules.

• Make sure your parent/guardian knows when you’re starting and finishing

• Mute your mic when you’re not speaking and use the ‘hands up’ reaction when you have something to say

• Wear appropriate clothing; no football jerseys, pyjamas or swimwear. Just something comfortable

• Treat each other with care, respect and dignity


A Note for Parents/Guardians

This workshop session is being done for research purposes. As such the session will be recorded for the purpose of being transcribed. Afterwards, this video and any personal information disclosed will be deleted.

Our aim is simply to find out a bit more about young people today so we can make the best show we can. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact and we’ll be happy to get back to you as soon as we can.

All information will be strictly confidential and held in accordance with the provided Privacy Notice and Safeguarding policy.

Michael is a multi-award-winning writer currently based in Glasgow. Since starting his career, Michael has been part of BBC Writers room Scotland, and has worked across Television, Theatre, and Short Film. Michael’s debut short, MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME, won the 2018 Scottish BAFTA for Best Short Film, and his original YA series BIG MOOD has been picked up by Kindle. Michael is also an author and won the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writer’s Award. When Michael isn’t writing, he is a community campaigner and works at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He founded and ran Trans Youth Glasgow and continues to support the LGBT+ community through activism and his writing.


IN THE SHED is Executive Produced by Natasha Dack and Nikki Parrott for Tigerlily Productions out of the companies Glasgow based office. A multi-award winning and BAFTA nominated production company, Tigerlily’s output covers scripted, factual and feature films. Tigerlily have previously produced a 13 part children’s drama for BBC, delivered three BAFTA nominated CBBC My Life documentaries and 90 minute dramas for Channel 4 and MTV. They have a first look scripted development deal with International Distributor Banijay Rights and over the last 12 months they have delivered over 10 hours of TV Commissions ranging from current affairs to documentaries for major UK broadcasters BBC and Channel 4. Their feature films have been released theatrically worldwide and sold to platforms such as Netflix and Amazon. In 2018 Natasha & Nikki were invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (OSCARS).


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