British Comedy Guide

Newsjack Series 23 - September 2020 Page 12

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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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Kenny Bania

  • Thursday 29th October 2020, 8:34pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 263 posts

Well done Dantrobus - a nice treble , and think you've topped and tailed the series

Commiserations GAP1

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skram

  • Thursday 29th October 2020, 8:36pm
  • Dartmoor, England
  • 96 posts

Nowt for me, well done GAP1 and Dantrobus (I bet you're thinking it's the song one now aren't you.... :))

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Exe Chris

  • Thursday 29th October 2020, 8:43pm
  • Exeter, England
  • 91 posts

I am sulking again. I'll leave you to draw your own conclusions.

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Piggler

  • Thursday 29th October 2020, 8:46pm
  • 26 posts

It's :( for me. Well done Dantrobus

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skram

  • Thursday 29th October 2020, 8:48pm
  • Dartmoor, England
  • 96 posts

Bad luck guys, we can console ourselves in the knowledge that the rejects thread is going to be funnier anyway!

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BTF

  • Thursday 29th October 2020, 8:57pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 560 posts

The rejects thread is definitely funnier.

Quote: Dantrobus @ 29th October 2020, 8:23 PM

Well done/unlucky, GAP1.

I got a good email - really very pleased indeed.

Let us know if sketch or BN

Very good!

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TheKingLobotomy

  • Friday 30th October 2020, 12:20am
  • England
  • 188 posts

well done Dantrobus, three in one series. Was it a sketch or a gag?

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Dantrobus

  • Friday 30th October 2020, 8:05am
  • Sheffield, England
  • 129 posts

Thank you, everybody. You're all very kind.

I got a bloody sketch on! For the first time since series 18.

Mine was the blitz spirit one - 1940s newsreel style, with Londoners refusing to follow basic blitz safety precautions.

The premise and format were kept the same, as were the intro and the final sign-off, quite a bit of rewriting of the vox pops in the main body of the sketch. Probably for the better, the edits made it a bit more clearly covid-conspiracy-esque. I was a bit sad they cut the bit about why a woman was refusing to evacuate her children as it had the line, "the countryside is for criminals and perverts" which I liked. However they did keep another favourite line in: "I shall breathe the King's air unencumbered by anything except the soot of honest British chimneys".

So, I'm not complaining at all. Really pleased to get another credit and especially a sketch credit.

My oneliner rejects are up on the other thread.

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Bonzo

  • Saturday 31st October 2020, 9:04am
  • London, England
  • 835 posts

Really well done Dantrobus! :)

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Dantrobus

  • Saturday 31st October 2020, 9:40am
  • Sheffield, England
  • 129 posts
Quote: Bonzo @ 31st October 2020, 9:04 AM

Really well done Dantrobus! :)

Thank you very much!

https://www.comedy.co.uk/radio/news/6023/kiri-pritchard-mclean-radio-projects/

Saw this news that Kiri Pritchard-Mclean has three new radio commissions on the go. Firstly, good. Like the sound of them all. Secondly, I wonder if this means she's now established enough that it's time to hand over to a new up and coming comedian to take over NJ hosting duties?

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Dantrobus

  • Friday 27th November 2020, 10:56am
  • Sheffield, England
  • 129 posts
Quote: TheKingLobotomy @ 26th November 2020, 2:32 PM

Anyone been paid for this series yet?

Nope, not yet.

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Dantrobus

  • Saturday 28th November 2020, 12:23pm
  • Sheffield, England
  • 129 posts

Update: my letter confirming payment has arrived today!