- Monday 8th February 2021, 4:07pm
- Sheffield, England
- 142 posts
Newsjack is back for a truncated four episode run, starting on 25th February, so thought I'd get a thread started for it.
Submissions open at midday on: Friday 19th February
First sketch deadline: Midday Monday 22nd February
First one-liners deadline: Midday Tuesday 23rd February
Then at the same times each week, for 3 weeks.
Can't see any significant changes to submissions - still two sketches, still three breaking news and three good week bad weeks for the oneliners.
They are doing remote live audience recording for this series, so you can apply for tickets to join the recordings. Details are here, pasted from the BBC Shows and Tours email list:
BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack returns for its 24th series with host Kiri Pritchard-McLean.
Irreverent and satirical, Newsjack is the scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public, and then brought to life by a revolving cast of sketch performers.
The programme continues to be a showcase for new comedy writing: anyone can submit material (sketches and one-line jokes) - these can be submitted every week of the four week run.
Details for submitting material can be found on the Newsjack programme page.
Wednesday 24 February
Wednesday 3 March
Wednesday 10 March
Wednesday 17 March
Online access from: 6.30pm
Live recording starts: 7pm
Tickets for these recordings are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
You can apply for a maximum of one ticket per recording and if your application is successful you will only be allocated tickets for one recording date.
Successful applicants will be invited to watch and listen to this live recording using Zoom, allowing you to see and hear the presenters and panelists.
In order for the BBC to be able to record your reactions throughout, you will also be given access to our Virtual Audience Recording system, which will need to be opened in an up-to-date version of Google Chrome on a PC or Mac (tablets and phones are not currently supported). You will be able to hear reactions from all other audience members live, so we hope that even though you are probably sitting at home, we can try and recreate the feeling that you're part of a live audience!
Audience members will be encouraged to react in the same way you would in a theatre - laugh, applaud and react whenever you want to, and when we mix everything together it will sound amazing!
To apply for tickets visit bbc.co.uk/showsandtours.
Full instructions for accessing the recording will be provided to successful applicants.
I've got a bunch of work commitments in Feb and March so my own writing and submitting may be sporadic but I hope to keep track of the discussion here and see how the forum-ers are doing this series.
Good luck, everybody!