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All change for Newsjack Series 10

The Show What You Wrote has closed its doors but just down the hallway another BBC sketch opportunity is back: Newsjack. And there are lots of changes for Series 10. Check out the details of what they want carefully on the BBC website, but here’s my summary of what’s going to be different to Series […]

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What not to write for Newsjack

A new series of Newsjack starts on 19 September: We’re back on @BBCRadio4Extra on the 19th September! — Newsjack (@NewsjackBBC) September 3, 2013 Which means, for anyone who wants to write for it, the first deadline is Monday 16 September at 12 noon – that’s less than a week away. Newsjack is not just a […]

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Call for submissions: Live from Kirrin Island episode 5

Live from Kirrin Island (the comedy podcast produced by LippyAlison) is open for submissions for Episode 5. Details on how to submit are here. Sketches need to be in by 31 July (yes that’s tomorrow) so get scribbling. Follow the @LiveFromKI account on Twitter for updates (and, unlike parts of Twitter, it’s guaranteed free from […]

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Writing for Newsjack: The hunt for the killer premise

Pity the poor Newsjack sketch reader. By the end of Monday they will know every possible horse meat joke in the history of the universe. That’s not to say you shouldn’t send yours as well, but for the  sake of the poor reader do make it original. So don’t you do what I naturally do – […]

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BBC Sketch writing opportunity: The Show What You Wrote

Not only is there Newsjack starting, well pretty much now, here is yet another open door sketch show for BBC radio comedy . (Opendoor sketch shows are like buses… there is never enough room for everyone who wants to get on and I find they never quite go where I expected them to…) It is […]

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Newsjack Series 8 kicks off in February

Newsjack – the open door BBC topical sketch show – is back in February. First show will be broadcast Thursday 14th February, which makes the first sketch deadline Monday 11th February. There is also the rumour that we will be getting a Best of Series 7 show on Radio 4 (proper Radio 4) just before […]

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Everything’s happening at once

So last week I moved house, marked a large pile of professional exam papers (new pile now arrived) and went to my first ever Newsjack meeting. More on the Newsjack meeting will follow once I’ve caught my breath (but, let’s be honest, you won’t read it until just before the next series). On Newsjack, some […]

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More exciting news – Live From Kirrin Island Ep 2 is up

And just in case all that Newsjack action wasn’t enough excitement for one week (not to mention moving house, marking exams, sleep etc…) Live From Kirrin Island Episode 2 has gone um… live. Get it here! Apart from all the brilliant funny stuff, you get to hear me being a Dick. I realize this isn’t anything unusual for people who know me […]

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My Newsjack Series 7 Episode 3 submissions

Rather tired with recording Live from Kirrin Island on Saturday and also trying to get everything sorted for moving house (excuses, excuses!) so only managed to send two rushed sketches and four one liners to Newsjack this week. My sketches were on Ed Milliband trying to get on a TV comedy show like Letterman A […]

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Newsjack Series 7 Episode 2 – sketches sent

I’ve sent three sketches to Newsjack again (didn’t manage to write six like I always intend, and rarely do). (Submission guidelines are here in case you haven’t seen them yet – still time for one liners this week.) This week’s sketches were on Andrew Mitchell insulting the police (like everyone I would guess?) Waitrose’s twitter problems […]

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