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 5

DMs Are Open sees show hosts Athena Kugblenu and Ali Official dissecting the big stories alongside Will Hislop, Meggie Foster and Tom Lawrinson. Tune in for sketches, one-liners and voice notes about over-eager tree surgeons, a Brexit nightclub and the gritty origin story of Donkey Kong.

Broadcast details

Thursday 16th June 2022
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Cast & crew

Athena Kugblenu Host / Presenter
Ali Shahalom (as Ali Official) Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Hamish Lloyd Barnes Voicenote
James Docherty Voicenote
Kit Foxley Voicenote
Mo Gascoigne Voicenote
Phil Green Voicenote
Will Hislop Ensemble Actor
Meggie Foster Ensemble Actor
Tom Lawrinson Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Will Adnams Writer
Nathan Cowley Writer
Kit Foxley Writer
Jade Gebbie Writer
Carl Carzana Writer
Martin Pilgrim Writer
Jennifer Walker Writer
David Duncan Writer
Arfie Writer
Danny Antrobus Writer
Hamish Lloyd Barnes Writer
Davina Bentley Writer
Tasha Dhanraj Writer
Jacob Hatton Writer
Neil James Hudson Writer
Tom Lawrinson Writer
James Docherty Writer
Mo Gascoigne Writer
Phil Green Writer
Paul Di Paola Writer
Catherine Brinkworth Script Editor
GrĂ¡inne Maguire Script Editor
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer
Sadia Azmat Producer
Sean Kerwin Sound Designer

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