British Comedy Guide

Newsjack Series 20 - February 2019 Page 24

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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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B T F

  • Wednesday 13th March 2019, 7:12pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 156 posts

A number of the sketches are not in line with my sense of humour but the exceptions are the ones written by people on here which get on the show, of course!

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B T F

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 4:32pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 156 posts

Good luck all. I can see why none of my jokes are likely to get on tonight now.
Just saying now so it hopefully looks less like sour grapes before the emails go out - there are a number of reasons why your/our work does not make it on the show and it may very well not be to do with the quality of the writing. Obvious thing to say but true. Congrats to those who get on.

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Thosisd

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 5:11pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 287 posts

Good luck everyone. Another hour or so and it'll all be over.

Hopefully we'll see some nice wins in the forum.

Not confident about my sketches at all. One liners were ok, best hope is probably good week/bad week. But as we've learnt - you never know!

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Wishus

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 5:29pm
  • Northampton, England
  • 133 posts

The tension is palpable!

Good luck, everyone!

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DeathbyMonkey

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 5:58pm
  • England
  • 708 posts

The rejection emails have gone out. I know because I just got one! Somehow it doesn't sting so much when you don't get a credit for a series by at least getting into the recording. Still at least there's Newsjack unplugged for me to play for and Breaking the News

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Thosisd

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 6:00pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 287 posts

How do you get onto Unplugged? It's not open submissions, is it?

Well done making the script anyway!

Nothing here.

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DeathbyMonkey

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 6:00pm
  • England
  • 708 posts
Quote: Thosisd @ 14th March 2019, 6:00 PM

How do you get onto Unplugged? It's not open submissions, is it?

Well done making the script anyway!

Yeah it's by invite. Good luck to everyone!

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Wishus

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 6:03pm
  • Northampton, England
  • 133 posts

Well done for a nearly Death by Monkey.

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B T F

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 6:07pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 156 posts

Well done Death by Monkey. Interesting to know what it was for.

Quote: Thosisd @ 14th March 2019, 6:00 PM

How do you get onto Unplugged? It's not open submissions, is it?

Well done making the script anyway!

Nothing here.

I am surprised you have not been invited.

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Thosisd

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 6:10pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 287 posts
Quote: B T F @ 14th March 2019, 6:07 PM

Well done Death by Monkey. Interesting to know what it was for.

I am surprised you have not been invited.

That's very kind but I often have appalling submissions!

No big winners?

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Danno

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 6:14pm [Edited]
  • Azerbaijan
  • 307 posts

Would be very surprised if @Thosisd didn't get an invite for the unplugged malarkey. That's assuming it's a meritocracy.

Bravo monkey

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Auditchris

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 6:18pm
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • 134 posts

Blimey, I've got my series hat-trick! Absolutely delighted!

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Thosisd

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 6:18pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 287 posts

Only seen two people celebrating on Twitter. There must be more emails out there.

Quote: Auditchris @ 14th March 2019, 6:18 PM

Blimey, I've got my series hat-trick! Absolutely delighted!

Wow - incredible!

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TommyB

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 6:20pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 posts

No emails for me (not that I'm surprised).

I am surprised, however, that there aren't more people who have on here or Twitter...

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Wishus

  • Thursday 14th March 2019, 6:21pm
  • Northampton, England
  • 133 posts

Well done Auditchris!

Must admit, I've refreshed Gmail a few times and I'm calling it a no for me. Ah well.

#justice4wishus.