Newsjack Series 7 Episode 1 – recording and getting stuff in

Great fun at the recording tonight. I’ve never been to a Newsjack before and the cast are really very good at performing the stuff live and I had a great time.

Which was probably helped by getting a couple of bits in. My Vladimir Putin sketch was in, with a LOT of editing. The edits did make it better and funnier, so I can’t complain especially as I’m going to claim all the credit if it makes the broadcast!

I also got a random single line pulled from my Richard III sketch and welded into a different sketch which is brilliant (but a strange feeling hearing it all of a sudden out of context!).

I was there with a few writing friends and my sister and a couple of others had stuff in (particularly Jamie who had been invited into the Newsjack writers room the day before). So good times all round.

Now I just have to cross my fingers, toes and nostril hairs that I get into the edit. Roll on Thursday.

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8 Comments on "Newsjack Series 7 Episode 1 – recording and getting stuff in"

  1. Vivienne Riddoch
    20/09/2012 at 6:18 am Permalink

    Oh, well done; that was probably my favourite sketch (and everyone else seemed to love it, too).

    I didn’t make the cut, which didn’t surprise me as I’m still very much a newbie and see my Newsjack submissions as a correspondence course, really.

    Best wishes


  2. david
    20/09/2012 at 8:19 am Permalink

    Thank you, Vivienne. Although as I say the script eds did a very good job on it as well!

    Sorry to hear you didn’t get anything in but the competition is fierce and the most important thing is to keep doing it. Like anything the more you do something the better you get. It’s also worth writing for other outlets if you can eg [begin plug] the Kirrin Island podcast, which may not (yet) have the kudos (or cash) of a Newsjack credit but is still a good opportunity to have your work broadcast[ end plug].

  3. Gina
    20/09/2012 at 8:40 am Permalink

    Great news. Congratulations. I’ve only got about 7 hours and 42 minutes to wait and see if anything I submitted is in. Did you know in advance you had got your script in or was it a surprise?