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Newsjack Series 18

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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Mike X

  • Tuesday 9th January 2018, 7:56pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 89 posts

Yes it's true!

NEWSJACK is back!

The first show is recording on 7th February 2018 so that means getting your first lot of sketches and one-liners written around the 4th/5th.

It's time to enjoy the misery of rejection for six long weeks all over again - HURRAH!!!

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Will Cam

  • Tuesday 9th January 2018, 9:06pm
  • England
  • 7,643 posts

Bloody heck, that came round quick.

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GAP1

  • Tuesday 16th January 2018, 12:43pm
  • Wales
  • 31 posts

Newsjack usually holds a writers' meeting for people who have had items on over the previous couple of series. Has anyone had an invite to a session before this new series starts?

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Danno

  • Sunday 21st January 2018, 11:40am [Edited]
  • Azerbaijan
  • 158 posts

'once more unto the breach'
#keen-ish

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Sunday 21st January 2018, 12:27pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,423 posts

Yes can't wait for the Beeb to pick up the new Barry Cryer from this lot.

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Derek Thompson

  • Sunday 21st January 2018, 2:15pm
  • Cornwall, England
  • 31 posts

I didn't know we'd finished with the old Barry Cryer.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 24th January 2018, 11:48am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,757 posts

And even in the 1970s, he was never a topical comedy writer.

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GAP1

  • Tuesday 30th January 2018, 11:04am
  • Wales
  • 31 posts

Newsjack?Verified account @NewsjackBBC

We're hosting a Twitter Q and A on Thurs 1st Feb @ 2pm with @bbcwritersroom - fire your show related questions to us with the hashtag #AskNewsjack and we'll do our best to answer any queries ahead of the new series!

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BTF

  • Wednesday 31st January 2018, 9:35pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 226 posts

Thanks

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BTF

  • Thursday 1st February 2018, 6:41pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 226 posts

great thanks

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Frankie Mildly Perturbed

  • Friday 2nd February 2018, 1:27pm [Edited]
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5,481 posts
Quote: Mike X @ 9th January 2018, 7:56 PM

Yes it's true!

NEWSJACK is back!

The first show is recording on 7th February 2018 so that means getting your first lot of sketches and one-liners written around the 4th/5th.

It's time to enjoy the misery of rejection for six long weeks all over again - HURRAH!!!

Hi Mike,
It sounds interesting in a way.
In the unlikely event that they do accept a submission, as well as the prestige of having your item included, do they pay anything for it in terms of actual GBP money, and if so, do you know the level of remuneration.
Not that I expect I would get anything accepted as current affairs isn't my strong suit.
All the best.
Frankie :)

I missed the Twitter event but maybe the BBC Writers Room might have some relevant info on it? Can but try. Not that it's mission critical to be paid, it's just that I get so wistful about money..

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