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Newsjack Series 23 - September 2020 Page 3

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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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Piggler

  • Thursday 24th September 2020, 6:57pm [Edited]
  • Somewhere in the, United Kingdom
  • 18 posts
Quote: TheKingLobotomy @ 20th September 2020, 10:12 AM

Do they annouce anywhere who the cast is going to be before recording the show?

I know it's a bit late now, but I noticed that the picture for the show on their website has a picture with the actors in it: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000mqvm.

However, it doesn't have a picture for next week's show, so they might only show it on the same day the show goes out, and not in advance.

Oh, and it literally just appeared on their Twitter as I wrote this, but that is obviously too late if you want to know in advance for your writing.

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TheTrashBat

  • Thursday 24th September 2020, 7:01pm
  • Dorset, United Kingdom
  • 84 posts

Nowt for me.

Congrats to all who got emails!

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Kenny Bania

  • Thursday 24th September 2020, 7:06pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 263 posts
Quote: Dantrobus @ 24th September 2020, 6:50 PM

I got a good email!

Well done ( again ) - good start to this series

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GAP1

  • Thursday 24th September 2020, 7:49pm
  • Wales
  • 90 posts

Well done Dantrobus and everyone else who gets the e-mails. My in-box is empty sadly

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BTF

  • Friday 25th September 2020, 12:13am
  • United Kingdom
  • 558 posts

Congratulations Dantrobus

Extraordinary names we have on here, to be sure.

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Wishus

  • Friday 25th September 2020, 11:14am
  • Northampton, England
  • 143 posts

Well done Dantrobus!

Nothing for me this week, alas.

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Dantrobus

  • Saturday 26th September 2020, 7:52am
  • Sheffield, England
  • 126 posts

Thank you, everybody - you're very kind!

My bit was the punniest of my breaking newses:

"A bus passenger was pictured using a live snake as a face mask. Police warned the man that his stunt was ineffective against Covid and may lead to a reptile dysfunction."

So there we go. Onto episode 2, good luck, everybody.

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DeathbyMonkey

  • Sunday 27th September 2020, 11:39pm
  • England
  • 716 posts

If an old story suddenly becomes really topical again, what are people's opinions on re-submitting bottom drawer sketches? Is it okay or should it be avoided?

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Dantrobus

  • Monday 28th September 2020, 7:24am
  • Sheffield, England
  • 126 posts

Totally fine and good, in my opinion. Especially if it's a sketch that hasn't found a home elsewhere. Good to have another look at it, update it, give it another edit to make it even better.

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Wishus

  • Monday 28th September 2020, 12:08pm
  • Northampton, England
  • 143 posts

Sometimes I don't know why I bother submitting sketches.

I'm always there at 11.55 going Agh, no time to edit this... press submit... immediately see a potential improvement.

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Dantrobus

  • Monday 28th September 2020, 1:55pm
  • Sheffield, England
  • 126 posts
Quote: Wishus @ 28th September 2020, 12:08 PM

Sometimes I don't know why I bother submitting sketches.

I'm always there at 11.55 going Agh, no time to edit this... press submit... immediately see a potential improvement.

Very relatable! I was right up against the deadline today, trying to get everything for my second sketch pasted into the document and formatted with five minutes to go. At 11.58, realised I hadn't done a proper Kiri intro joke. One very panicky and pretty poor joke later, the sketches went off at 11.59. All the time, wondering if I'd have been better off editing and improving my first sketch rather than rushing this second one. Ah well.

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skram

  • Monday 28th September 2020, 5:42pm [Edited]
  • Dartmoor, England
  • 95 posts

I rushed 2 short sketches in... one of them didn't even get an intro joke *gasp*. Same thing though, pressed send at 11:55 and 5 minutes later thought "oh, it would have been funnier if I'd said , and ha ha, if only I'd added in ....."

Also managed to get in 3 each of BN and GWBW... had the dilemma of needing to ditch one of 4 BNs though! Good luck everyone!

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Dantrobus

  • Tuesday 29th September 2020, 11:34am
  • Sheffield, England
  • 126 posts

Full set of oneliners now sent off into the big pile of submissions awaiting judgement.

Good luck this week, everybody!

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skram

  • Tuesday 29th September 2020, 1:15pm
  • Dartmoor, England
  • 95 posts

I just got my submission email returned 2 hours after sending as "timed out" trying to deliver :( Anyone else had a problem submitting? :(