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 4

DMs Are Open sees show hosts Athena Kugblenu and Ali Official dissecting the big stories alongside Stuart Laws, Tatty MacLeod and Ali Woods. Tune in for sketches, one-liners and voice-notes about the infamous Liam Payne interview, what happens when your coffee shop tracks too much of your data and the latest Disney Plus Music Biopic charting the career of Crazy Frog.

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th June 2022
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 13th June 2022 11:00pm Radio 4


Cast & crew

Athena Kugblenu Host / Presenter
Ali Shahalom (as Ali Official) Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rebecca Bain Voicenote
Cassie Smyth Voicenote
Scott Kingsnorth Voicenote
Joby Mageean Voicenote
Caitlin Magnall-Kearns Voicenote
Stuart Laws Ensemble Actor
Tatty Macleod (as Tatty MacLeod) Ensemble Actor
Ali Woods Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Helena Langdon Writer
Cameron Loxdale Writer
Rebecca Bain Writer
Cody Dahler Writer
Martin Hastie Writer
Chris Douch Writer
Jas Bahia Writer
Chris Ballard Writer
Paul Carroll Writer
Neal Doran Writer
John Duckworth Writer
David Duncan Writer
Aidan Fitzmaurice Writer
Mark Granger Writer
Andrew Hornbuckle Writer
Dave Keenan Writer
Alfie Packham Writer
Scott Kingsnorth Writer
Joby Mageean Writer
Caitlin Magnall-Kearns Writer
Cassie Smyth Writer
Michael J Hansekowitsch (as Mikey J Hansekowitsch) Writer
Eleri Morgan Script Editor
Simon Alcock Script Editor
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer
Sadia Azmat Producer
Sean Kerwin Sound Designer

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