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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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TheKingLobotomy

  • Friday 20th March 2020, 12:16am
  • England
  • 184 posts

It didn't really suffer from not having an audience. Maybe they should keep it up.

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KevDP4L

  • Friday 20th March 2020, 10:15am
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 71 posts

Congrats everyone who got the good and nearly emails. Nothing for me again making me 0 from 6 this series.

On the plus side, it's the first series since I started 2 years ago where I've managed submit a full set of one-liners every week, so I'll take the positives where I can (unless they're testing me for coronavirus).

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Dantrobus

  • Friday 20th March 2020, 11:47am
  • Sheffield, England
  • 114 posts

Quite enjoyed the novelty of the episode without the studio audience.

My bit was the opening breaking news oneliner:

The Parkour world championships have been postponed due to coronavirus. Competitors stuck at home are reported to be climbing the walls.

There was also that sketch about the sing-alongs which was totally different from the sketch I sent that involved a sing-along, except that the performed sketch did include the same reference to PJ & Duncan's Let's Get Ready to Rumble as a stirringly patriotic British song. Surely not enough to constitute a credit, but I'll take a little bit of personal satisfaction!

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skram

  • Friday 20th March 2020, 12:40pm
  • Dartmoor, England
  • 90 posts

Congrats everyone with emails! Nothing for me again, that's a shameful 0 from 6 for the series for me.

Miserable git mode now, but I thought the episode was woeful - a few decent one-liners, but the sketches were just not funny... I wonder whether the lack of audience was partly to blame, at least a silent audience would give them more of a clue when something just isn't funny...

By the way, I would be interested to hear where people source their news stories from - every week there are stories referenced that I've not heard?

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Kenny Bania

  • Friday 20th March 2020, 2:06pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 257 posts
Quote: skram @ 20th March 2020, 12:40 PM

Congrats everyone with emails! Nothing for me again, that's a shameful 0 from 6 for the series for me.

By the way, I would be interested to hear where people source their news stories from - every week there are stories referenced that I've not heard?

I'm probably old-fashioned in that I still get a daily paper delivered. But as there isn't much Newsjack worthy material in the Daily Sport *, I tend to trawl through various online news sites

(* Just in case anyone's about to hit the panic button, the Daily Sport is no more. But it probably did have the odd bit of quirky material suitable for NJ....... )

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 23rd March 2020, 11:19pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

Here's a freebie as a gift from me to all BCG NewsJack submitters:

It was a good week for 61-year-old former Page-3 girl Linda Lusardi who began a remarkable recovery from coronavirus after doctors expected her not to pull through.

However, it was a bad week for headline writers at The Sun who were already locked and loaded with "Knock, knock, knockers at Heaven's door".

Go on, you know you want to send it in! Laughing out loud

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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 25th March 2020, 4:53pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

It's been a bad week for everybody who's died or otherwise suffered, directly or indirectly, from coronavirus.

However, it's been a great week for 450 BBC employees whose jobs on news shows were due to be axed but who are now as safe as houses due to the demands of covering coronavirus.

PS. I'm not sending the above into NewsJack: it's not sidesplitting funny, it's just amusingly ironic - but it is 100% true.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Friday 4th September 2020, 3:18pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,306 posts

According to Twitter (so it must be true), something's coming.

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BTF

  • Friday 4th September 2020, 4:17pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 549 posts

Something's coming. I can feel it and it's coming right around the corner at me, Sergeant Major.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Saturday 5th September 2020, 8:09am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,306 posts

I don't know what came over me. Actually...
Newsjack is like my mother. Always open

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Wishus

  • Saturday 12th September 2020, 11:33am
  • Northampton, England
  • 141 posts

Woot woot, submissions starting next week then! Shame there is no news ;-P

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Friday 18th September 2020, 8:23pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,306 posts

Apparently there's some kind of virus going round...?