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.

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 23rd May 2022 11:00pm 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 Prescot 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
Juliana Ayeni-Stevens Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Script Editor
Tasha Dhanraj Script Editor
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer
Sadia Azmat Producer
Sean Kerwin Sound Designer

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