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Newsjack Series 21 - September 2019 Page 13

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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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GoWithIt

  • Tuesday 1st October 2019, 10:38pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 154 posts

One liners: Breaking News: Jamie Oliver, Antarctica iceberg, Greta,
GW/BW: Ricky Martin, Elon Musk and Royal Mail!

Good luck everyone! Anyone been to the recording this week?

J x

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Jonnyg323

  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 9:42am
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 posts

How did I miss the cave prisoner story this week?!

're. Format, have always tried to stick to the template. Although I'm obsessive with spacing so have to tweak it a bit in places :D .

Question: when you submit sketches do you bother writing a draft intro for the host? I always have because the example on the Newsjack website contains it but it's not clear the template that it's required. And it makes the sketch look half a page longer than it actually is...

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Costello

  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 1:17pm
  • England
  • 7 posts
Quote: Jonnyg323 @ 2nd October 2019, 9:42 AM

How did I miss the cave prisoner story this week?!

're. Format, have always tried to stick to the template. Although I'm obsessive with spacing so have to tweak it a bit in places :D .

Question: when you submit sketches do you bother writing a draft intro for the host? I always have because the example on the Newsjack website contains it but it's not clear the template that it's required. And it makes the sketch look half a page longer than it actually is...

Hi Johnny,
I'm right there with you on getting anal with spacing. I find the RTF format can move stuff about a bit depending on which software you open with. Which does drive me a little crazy.
I am very new to this (2 weeks in), but am including an intro. Means I can set up the sketch plus try and add a couple of jokes in. However, always assume things will get edited by the NJ team.

Sketch went with Bacteria 'Striptease' and One-liners, Weight-loss playing Pokemon Go, Biffa fine, threat to conker trees (real obvious joke) and Mr Thomas Cooke receiving death threats since company collapse. Nothing ground-breaking, but will live in hope.
Costello

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KevDP4L

  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 1:47pm
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 71 posts
Quote: Jonnyg323 @ 2nd October 2019, 9:42 AM

Question: when you submit sketches do you bother writing a draft intro for the host? I always have because the example on the Newsjack website contains it but it's not clear the template that it's required. And it makes the sketch look half a page longer than it actually is...

A couple of series ago I submitted a sketch and although the sketch itself didn't make the show, they took one of my jokes from the intro and put it into the show as a one-liner, so it definitely can't hurt to include your own intro!

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Bonzo

  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 3:23pm
  • London, England
  • 824 posts

Yes - always do an intro!

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Thosisd

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019, 6:03pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 287 posts

See on Twitter that someone got a joke in. So I guess it's onto ep5.

Any winners?

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GAP1

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019, 6:04pm
  • Wales
  • 78 posts

I've just had the close but didn't make the final broadcast e-mail

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Thosisd

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019, 6:07pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 287 posts
Quote: GAP1 @ 3rd October 2019, 6:04 PM

I've just had the close but didn't make the final broadcast e-mail

Well done.

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DeathbyMonkey

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019, 6:10pm
  • England
  • 708 posts
Quote: GAP1 @ 3rd October 2019, 6:04 PM

I've just had the close but didn't make the final broadcast e-mail

Unlucky

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TheTrashBat

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019, 6:36pm
  • Dorset, United Kingdom
  • 76 posts

Unlucky GAP!

Nothing for me. Or anyone else by the look of it!?

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BTF

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019, 6:59pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 519 posts

Well done

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Auditchris

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019, 7:14pm
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • 134 posts

Nowt here. Well done if you got an email!

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Wishus

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019, 7:30pm
  • Northampton, England
  • 133 posts

Well done GAP1 on getting a nearly.

Nothing here for me.

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Kenny Bania

  • Thursday 3rd October 2019, 9:28pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 235 posts

Working late today - belated well done GAP

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skram

  • Saturday 5th October 2019, 2:37pm
  • Dartmoor, England
  • 68 posts

Well done GAP, poor showing from the rest of us! Just listened to the show... intro and one-liners were OK, some barely got a titter and there are definitely better jokes on the reject thread. Thought the sketches were really poor this week, I can't believe that's the best they got in (I did like the 999 one though apart from its weak ending)... I did notice the contributors' names were heavily weighted to the beginning of the alphabet so my plan for next week is to write under the pseudonym Aaron Aarovich.