Newsjack 2020 Page 8

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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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BTF

  • Thursday 20th February 2020, 7:25pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 558 posts

Well done Danno and Thosisd.

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Auditchris

  • Thursday 20th February 2020, 7:32pm
  • Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
  • 135 posts

Well done everyone who got an email! Nothing for my 'light' submission (although I've never had a credit in the first couple of episodes so I'm sure I could have given it both barrels and had the same result!).

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DeathbyMonkey

  • Thursday 20th February 2020, 7:47pm
  • England
  • 716 posts

Well done everyone who got an email and seeing as no one seems to have received the good email maybe they haven't sent them yet...? Hope springs eternal...

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Kenny Bania

  • Thursday 20th February 2020, 7:52pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 263 posts

Nothing on twitter yet to say they've gone out....

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Gjp69

  • Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:11pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 posts

There was a "nearly" email in my inbox to welcome me home from the day job.

Submitted a full quota of sketches and one liners this week, so the law of averages was on my side.

Well done everyone who got either email

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Kenny Bania

  • Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:12pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 263 posts

Well done for the nearly, gjp

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BTF

  • Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:17pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 558 posts
Quote: Gjp69 @ 20th February 2020, 8:11 PM

There was a "nearly" email in my inbox to welcome me home from the day job.

Submitted a full quota of sketches and one liners this week, so the law of averages was on my side.

Well done everyone who got either email

Well done

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GAP1

  • Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:34pm
  • Wales
  • 91 posts

I've drawn a blank. Well done to everyone who got e-mails - you help keep us going

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Stobbart42

  • Thursday 20th February 2020, 9:51pm [Edited]
  • Japan
  • 163 posts

Well done to those who got an email.

Nothing for me. I only sent one sketch so the numbers weren't in my side but I'm still disappointed. I had got my hopes up that it was a good idea.

I've noticed opening up the .rtf on different devices can severely mangle the formatting. I hope they don't automatically bin any mangled scripts without informing us otherwise it's a waste of time.

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Dantrobus

  • Friday 21st February 2020, 12:01pm
  • Sheffield, England
  • 129 posts

Nothing doing here either. I had a little moment during the episode when they started the intro for the AI sex robot sketch because I had also done one on that topic. The broadcast one had a much clearer premise than mine. The broadcast one was the premise, 'what if a sex robot showed the guy that he wasn't in fact a feminist ally', whereas now I reflect on it, mine really had two premises, 'what if the AI capabilities of your sex robot are a bit crap' and 'what if we thought of sex robots like games consoles'. So I'd have been better off picking one of those and mining it for more jokes instead of sticking the two bits together.

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BTF

  • Friday 21st February 2020, 12:20pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 558 posts
Quote: Dantrobus @ 21st February 2020, 12:01 PM

Nothing doing here either. I had a little moment during the episode when they started the intro for the AI sex robot sketch because I had also done one on that topic. The broadcast one had a much clearer premise than mine. The broadcast one was the premise, 'what if a sex robot showed the guy that he wasn't in fact a feminist ally', whereas now I reflect on it, mine really had two premises, 'what if the AI capabilities of your sex robot are a bit crap' and 'what if we thought of sex robots like games consoles'. So I'd have been better off picking one of those and mining it for more jokes instead of sticking the two bits together.

I still need to listen. Yes, I think a clear premise is key.

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skram

  • Friday 21st February 2020, 5:52pm
  • Dartmoor, England
  • 96 posts

Nowt for me, well done to the "nearly"s and is that the first week nobody here has gotten on?

I'm off to post my rejects, I had high hopes for my sketch too...

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Wishus

  • Monday 24th February 2020, 9:38am
  • Northampton, England
  • 143 posts

Going to have to skip sketches this week. Suddenly very very chocka.

Good luck everyone!

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Dantrobus

  • Monday 24th February 2020, 10:14am
  • Sheffield, England
  • 129 posts

Good luck with the one liners then Wishus!

I managed a couple of sketches. I wrote one on Friday then had a second idea yesterday while out in a cafe with my three year old. No phone or pen to hand so had to jot down some notes with his crayons. Sure that'll be reflected in the maturity of my material.

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TheKingLobotomy

  • Monday 24th February 2020, 11:08am
  • England
  • 188 posts

I really struggled this week. I have managed the full quota. But i don't think it reflects my best work. This will probably be the week I get on now