Episode 1 is available here http://kirrinislandpodcast.com/the-podcasts/
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Monday 18th June at 7pm, and Friday 22nd June at 9pm on BrooklandsRadio.co.uk Visit their website for details and to stream live.
Hello everyone. This is a call for contributions from anyone on BCG (whether or not you've been involved so far) to a topical comedy show and podcast being put together by a dozen BCG writers for a recorded performance - in radio style - on Saturday 16th June. If you've been a regular BCG contributor to Newsjack (and live somewhere remotely near the South East of England) you probably received an invitation from me to participate in what started out as a social event*. Details, including who's involved are at http://KirrinIslandPodcast.com
Live from Kirrin Island will be broadcast on Brooklands Radio at 7pm Monday 18th June and again at the peak slot at 9pm on Friday 22nd June after the sports programme. More details in a post on page 3. Hear the trailer.
We're looking to make it NJ-esque but with some cheeky twists of creativity rather than a copy. But in essence it will be sketch based with various opportunities for topical one-liners weaved in. The material is likely to be BBC editorial standard compliant ie acceptable for The Now Show or NJ. We are now inviting material for use on the show from anyone on BCG. You will of course get a credit (thanks not money!) for material used. With it's topical nature we will be focusing on news leading up to mid June. But we will also pick up the biggest and persistent news stories from the beginning of the year and so do consider any of your previously unused sketches from the critique section and resubmit.
1: Topical news based sketches (think NJ) for a cast of up to two boys and two girls. Sound effects are fine. Good material for the women always sought. Sketches are likely to be no more than 90 secs but can be shorter. You might find the Newsjack writers guidance helpful http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00kvs8r
2: Use opportunities for a Kirrin Island twist or perspective, including the weaving in of Enid Blyton characters. The island might have its own radio station, for instance, allowing special features, adverts, sports sections etc. There might be sketches based in the island's job centre, police station, zoo - use your imagination. The Kirrin Island twist is optional and we won't want all sketches to have that component. So also please send in other material.
3: Please steer away from specific impressions for the cast but regional or foreign accents are fine.
HOW TO SUBMIT
4: Post one sketch only as a separate thread in critique with the prefix "KI:" so we know we have your permission to edit and use the material. I hope there will be constructive suggestions and preliminary edits via critique to give us the best shot of completing the project on the day. Don't be put off if a news story has already been covered, you might have a better take on it.
6: We'd like to see material going up straight away if it reflects the big on-going stories (pasty tax, tankers strike, Olympics etc) I expect material submitted up to midnight Wednesday 13th June will get attention.
* if you're not already directly involved but are interested in joining the writing team or the performers on the day, do PM me. Also post questions on this thread if you have any.
Thanks a lot,