How do you get material on to the BBC's main show for new writers? Dave and James talk to producer Adnan Ahmed and writers Laura Major and Mike Shephard about how to ensure your sketches have maximum impact. And find out what Eddie Izzard's beret thief looked like. Next week: Newsjack host Angela Barnes.
Published: 1st February 2018. Length: 52 minutes. Size: 71.7mb
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For more insight and tips see our Guide to writing for Newsjack
See also: Sitcom Geeks blog: 'Why You Should Seriously Consider Writing for Newsjack'
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