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I’ve got something on Newsjack Series 7 Episode 4

Although I don’t know what. I got the famous Newsjack “something in” email. And I’m on the list http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kvs8r/features/episode-four But they never tell you what in advance. I’ll just have to listen to the show. (Not because they enjoy us being in suspense but just because of the practical difficulty of telling everyone before the show.) […]

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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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That Putin sketch is now Newsjack’s preview clip on their front page

My Putin sketch (very ably rewritten by the excellent Tom Neenan) is the preview clip for Newsjack. You can hear it here. And of course the rest of the show at 10.30 tonight on BBC Radio 4 extra.

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More on writing for Newsjack

In case you haven’t seen enough articles on writing for Newsjack here’s a good description of the emotional rolloercoaster of it all from Marc Paterson. There’s also James Cary’s now classic explanation of why you should give it a go. I already mentioned Tom Neenan’s blog post and of course I keep writing about NewsJack (when I […]

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Newsjack is back! Series 7 first submission deadline is 17th September.

Submission guidelines are up on the BBC website. The deadline for one liners is now 4pm on Tuesday. Last series it was 5pm. Don’t get caught out! Otherwise it looks pretty similar to last series submission rules. There is also a page of tips which gives some general pointers and a a reminder of the […]

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Newsjack Series 6 Episode 2 – Analysis

Just like last week here are my notes on Newsjack Series 6 Episode 2, to help me write better for Episode 3… First off, the topics covered either with a sketch (labelled with s) or a gag: Angelina Jolie’s leg Charlotte Church settlement with NI Police bribes (more NI) Karen Murphy and the Greek football broadcasts […]

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Nothing in Newsjack Series 6 Episode 2

Yet another unsuccessful week for me. Congratulations to all the successful writers listed here. On the plus side I think my writing is getting better. Onwards and upwards and hopefully broadcastwards by the end of the series.

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Newsjack Series Six Episode 2 – my submissions this week

I submitted three sketches to Newsjack this week on: Black market fish Cuts to BBC4 The Koran burning in Afghanistan I’m not sure they’ll touch this last one, despite it (obviously) not being pro Koran burning! It’s probably too sensitive even so. It would be brave of them to do it. I also sent in 12 […]

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