DMs Are Open
DMs Are Open

DMs Are Open

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra / BBC Radio 4
  • 2022 - 2024
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

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

DMs Are Open

Key details

Sketch Show
2022 - 2024
BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 4
19 (3 series)
Stevie Martin, Athena Kugblenu and Ali Shahalom
Gwyn Rhys Davies, Rajiv Karia, Sadia Azmat and Caroline Barlow

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.

While the first series was topical, the second series follows a non-topical format and and will be recorded in front of an audience.


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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 19th May 2022 at 10:30pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Bush Hall, Freddie's Bar and BBC Cymru Wales - Series 2
  • Up The Creek and Backyard Comedy Club - Series 3

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