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 2

This week, DMs Are Open sees show hosts Athena Kugblenu and Ali Official dissecting the big stories alongside Akafi Ali, Abi Clarke and Stuart Laws. Tune in for sketches, one-liners and voice notes about recycling, football louts in a board meeting, and how opera singers take on video game classics.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th May 2022
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 30th May 2022 11:00pm Radio 4


Cast & crew

Athena Kugblenu Host / Presenter
Ali Shahalom (as Ali Official) Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Uttom Chowdhury Voicenote
Cody Dahler Voicenote
Adam Grierson Voicenote
Alex MJ Smith (as Alex Smith) Voicenote
Jonny White Voicenote
Akafi Ali Ensemble Actor
Abi Clarke Ensemble Actor
Stuart Laws Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Jade Gebbie Writer
Helena Langdon Writer
Phil Lickley Writer
Cameron Loxdale Writer
Paul Masterman Writer
William Sebag-Montefiore (as Will Sebag-Montefiore) Writer
Rebecca Bain Writer
Lorna Rose Treen Writer
Joseph Bates (as Joe Bates) Writer
Carl Carzana Writer
Cody Dahler Writer
Steve Goodwin (as Steven Goodwin) Writer
Stuart Gribbon Writer
Martin Hastie Writer
Stuart Laws Writer
Martha MacDonald Writer
Alex MJ Smith Writer
Ian Searle Writer
Uttom Chowdhury Writer
Adam Grierson Writer
Jonny White Writer
Michael Wilde Writer
Daisy Hall Writer
Martin Zerfahs Writer
Catherine Brinkworth Script Editor
Nathan D'Arcy Roberts (as Nathan Darcy-Roberts) Script Editor
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer
Sadia Azmat Producer
Sean Kerwin Sound Designer

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