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.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - Crime

Hosts Ali Official and Athena Kugblenu return for series 2 of the sketch show written by public submissions. This week they are joined by Davina Bentley, Ed Jones and Lorna Rose Treen, for a show where all sketches, voicenotes and one-liners are about crime. Expect a never-ending heist crew, a pair of divorced pathologists and a grizzled detective who only has one thing on his mind.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th May 2023
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Cast & crew

Athena Kugblenu Host / Presenter
Ali Shahalom (as Ali Official) Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Mo Gascoigne Voicenote
Sam Day Voicenote
Christopher Kerr Voicenote
Stuart Lilford Voicenote
Caroline Madds Voicenote
Ali Panting Voicenote
Davina Bentley Ensemble Actor
Ed Jones Ensemble Actor
Lorna Rose Treen Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Rachel E Thorn Writer
Alex Garrick-Wright Writer
Lorna Rose Treen Writer
Cody Dahler Writer
Martin Hastie Writer
Sean Fee Writer
Peter Tellouche Writer
Tom Worsley Writer
Mo Gascoigne Writer
Iain Christie Writer
Karl Beecher Writer
Owen Pullar Writer
Charlie Billingham Writer
Henry Wharley Writer
James Boughen Writer
Kate Dehnert Writer
Anna Goodman Writer
Joseph Greenaway Writer
Ralph Jones Writer
Lorelei Mathias Writer
Alice O'Brien Writer
Hughie Shepherd-Cross Writer
Sam Day Writer
Christopher Kerr Writer
Stuart Lilford Writer
Caroline Madds Writer
Ali Panting Writer
Jade Gebbie Script Editor
Ken Cheng Script Editor
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer
Caroline Barlow Assistant Producer
Sean Kerwin Sound Designer

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