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 2 - Love

This week Ali Official and Athena Kugblenu present sketches about love. Expect a pixie dream girl who's done being romanticised, a new take on Paul's Letter To The Corinthians, and an excitable Oedipus on Mother's Day.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th May 2023
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Cast & crew

Athena Kugblenu Host / Presenter
Ali Shahalom (as Ali Official) Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Ellie Brennan Voicenote
Colin Chadwick Voicenote
Liam Horrigan Voicenote
Robert Preston Voicenote
Rachel E Thorn Voicenote
Tatty Macleod (as Tatty MacLeod) Ensemble Actor
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
William Sebag-Montefiore (as Will Sebag-Montefiore) Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Nathan Cowley Writer
Rachel E Thorn Writer
Vicky Richards Writer
William Sebag-Montefiore (as Will Sebag-Montefiore) Writer
Carl Carzana Writer
Cody Dahler Writer
Alice Etches Writer
Jas Bahia Writer
Cassie Smyth Writer
Adam Hopkins Writer
Kate Dehnert Writer
Ali Panting Writer
Ellie Brennan Writer
Colin Chadwick Writer
Liam Horrigan Writer
Robert Preston Writer
David Elliott Writer
Andre Panayi Writer
Alistair Linsell Writer
Emerald Paston Writer
Chris Smith Writer
Nathan D'Arcy Roberts (as Nathan Darcy-Roberts) Script Editor
Cameron Loxdale Script Editor
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer
Caroline Barlow Assistant Producer
Sean Kerwin Sound Designer

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