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.

  • Continues on Thursday on Radio 4 Extra at 10:30pm with Episode 2
  • Episode 1 repeated tomorrow at 11pm on Radio 4

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1

In the series debut, DMs Are Open sees show hosts Athena Kugblenu and Ali Official dissecting the big stories alongside Mamoun Elagab, Barney Fishwick and Lucia Keskin. Tune in for sketches, one-liners and voice notes about the cast of Cluedo sharing a tiny flat, a Millennial Old Folks home, and how Headspace are diversifying their brand.

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th May 2022
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


  1. Monday 23rd May 2022 at 11:00pm on Radio 4

Cast & crew

Athena Kugblenu Host / Presenter
Ali Shahalom (as Ali Official) Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rebecca Bain Voicenote
Alex Garrick-Wright Voicenote
James Gill Voicenote
Edy Hurst Voicenote
Lorna Rose Treen Voicenote
Mamoun Elagab Ensemble Actor
Barney Fishwick Ensemble Actor
Lucia Keskin Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Will Adnams Writer
Simon Alcock Writer
Marcus Besley Writer
Nathan Cowley Writer
Derek Duncan Writer
Rachel E Thorn Writer
Barney Fishwick Writer
Kit Foxley Writer
Jade Gebbie Writer
James Gill Writer
Alex Kealy Writer
Rupert Knowles Writer
Helena Langdon Writer
Phil Lickley Writer
Cameron Loxdale Writer
Paul Masterman Writer
Alex Prescott Writer
Vicky Richards Writer
Tom Smith Writer
William Sebag-Montefiore (as Will Sebag-Montefiore) Writer
Rebecca Bain Writer
Alex Garrick-Wright Writer
Edy Hurst Writer
Lorna Rose Treen Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Script Editor
Tasha Dhanraj Script Editor
Production team
Sadia Azmat Producer
Rajiv Karia Producer
Sean Kerwin Sound Designer

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