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Newsjack - Series 11 Page 19

Newsjack. Angela Barnes. Copyright: BBC / Matt Stronge.

Newsjack

Topical satirical sketch show on Radio 4 Extra. The programme has an 'open door' policy allowing anyone to submit material

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Bonzo

  • Tuesday 21st October 2014, 2:15pm
  • London, England
  • 723 posts

...and joint one liner submissions sent too.... :)

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Eoin Carney

  • Tuesday 21st October 2014, 5:53pm
  • Pittsburgh, United States
  • 70 posts

week 5 submissions:

Man Flu sketch

Spider sketch

(I expanded and hopefully improved an unsuccessful spider-related ad from a couple weeks back - they have more than one reader, right?)

30sec Ad on FB's frozen egg program

(myself and how many thousands of others...)

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Bonzo

  • Tuesday 21st October 2014, 6:33pm
  • London, England
  • 723 posts

Our sketches were:

Queen visits poppies at the Tower

Low interest rates

Waitrose spider (mini)

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Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 21st October 2014, 9:56pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,609 posts

The fact that you and Viv have got a writing team together seems to show it needs to be a partnership of equals. Are you going to write for NewsRevue or Writers Room?

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JoDee

  • Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 12:27am
  • London, England
  • 3 posts

I'm still relatively new here so please excuse what is obviously a stupid question, but does Newsjack pay?

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Matt Fishwick

  • Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 8:06am
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 117 posts
Quote: JoDee @ 22nd October 2014, 12:27 AM BST

I'm still relatively new here so please excuse what is obviously a stupid question, but does Newsjack pay?

Yes, Newsjack does pay.

£20 each for Breaking News or TV Listings
£40 a minute for sketches.

Quote: Bonzo @ 21st October 2014, 6:33 PM BST

Our sketches were:

Queen visits poppies at the Tower

Low interest rates

Waitrose spider (mini)

I'd be interested in hearing about your process for co-writing.
How do you agree on an idea?
Do you write together in person? Or does one do the first draft and the other rewrites?

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Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 1:41pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,609 posts
Quote: Matt Fishwick @ 22nd October 2014, 8:06 AM BST


£20 each for Breaking News or TV Listings
£40 a minute for sketches.

Surely a sketch is more than twice as hard to write as Breaking News or TV Listings? No wonder they have very few sketches subbed compared to one liners.

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Nogget

  • Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 1:44pm
  • England
  • 6,598 posts

I found the last episode to be the most enjoyable of the series so far, which interestingly co-incides with it seeming to have the most contributions from BCG members.

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Bonzo

  • Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 1:58pm
  • London, England
  • 723 posts

I'd be interested in hearing about your process for co-writing.
How do you agree on an idea?
Do you write together in person? Or does one do the first draft and the other rewrites?
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Hi Matt, I guess it'd different for everyone. We each come up with material and then send it to each other. We then edit each others work. For the one liners we did the same and chose our favourite 6 breaking news and 3 TV.
I think it's a good way of working because the other person makes the sketch better through editting it.
:)

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DeathbyMonkey

  • Wednesday 22nd October 2014, 7:53pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 645 posts
Quote: Bonzo @ 22nd October 2014, 1:58 PM BST


Hi Matt, I guess it'd different for everyone. We each come up with material and then send it to each other. We then edit each others work. For the one liners we did the same and chose our favourite 6 breaking news and 3 TV.
I think it's a good way of working because the other person makes the sketch better through editting it.
:)

From my experience that's the best method

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mikemcc

  • Thursday 23rd October 2014, 3:36pm
  • Herts, England
  • 158 posts
Quote: Nogget @ 22nd October 2014, 1:44 PM BST

I found the last episode to be the most enjoyable of the series so far, which interestingly co-incides with it seeming to have the most contributions from BCG members.

I totally agree. I thought last week was excellent.
And you can say piss and prick now so that's good.

Mike.

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DeathbyMonkey

  • Thursday 23rd October 2014, 4:35pm
  • England
  • 645 posts

I just got the good email, second credit of the series for me :)

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andysteph81

  • Thursday 23rd October 2014, 4:47pm
  • Sunderland, England
  • 60 posts

Well done! I got the good email, too. Didn't submit any sketches this week because I've been busy but managed to rattle up the full compliment of one-liners.

Good luck everyone

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Exe Chris

  • Thursday 23rd October 2014, 4:55pm
  • Exeter, England
  • 32 posts

Me also! Had no inspiration so didn't submit any sketches and was struggling on the one-liners and listings but got a couple of reasonable ones in.

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Bonzo

  • Thursday 23rd October 2014, 5:37pm
  • London, England
  • 723 posts

Well done everyone!
Nothing for us this week.
Next week is week 6!! Where did that go???

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