DMs Are Open. Image shows from L to R: Athena Kugblenu, Ali Shahalom
DMs Are Open

DMs Are Open

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • 2022
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A sketch show hosted by Athena Kugblenu and Ali Official that accepts submissions from the public. Also features Ali Shahalom.

DMs Are Open. Image shows from L to R: Ali Shahalom, Athena Kugblenu

Key details

Sketch Show
BBC Radio 4 Extra
6 (1 series)
Athena Kugblenu and Ali Shahalom
Sadia Azmat and Rajiv Karia

Building on the success of Newsjack, DMs Are Open provides opportunities for up-and-coming writers and performers to break into the industry, for example with a voice notes section of the show hearing directly from the public themselves. The satirical sketch show is loosely topical, reflecting online conversations and trends through a heady cocktail of comedy formats. This broader playing field is designed to attract a wide range of submissions and will reflect pop culture, hot takes and the political and social zeitgeist.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 19th May 2022 at 10:30pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra
Next repeats
  1. Episode 6: Monday at 11pm on Radio 4
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 13th June 2022 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 - Episode 4
  • Monday 6th June 2022 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 - Episode 3
  • Monday 30th May 2022 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 - Episode 2

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