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 4 - Life and Death

Hosts Ali Official and Athena Kugblenu are joined by Seán Burke, Micky Overman and Aurie Styla, for an episode of the sketch show written by public submissions. And this week, all sketches, voicenotes and one-liners are about life and death. Expect a Life Coach with a background on the football pitch, a marketing consultant meeting St Peter, and the introduction of the inexplicable Gravedigger Crumbo.

Broadcast details

Friday 9th June 2023
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 9th June 2023 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra


Cast & crew

Athena Kugblenu Host / Presenter
Ali Shahalom (as Ali Official) Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Cody Dahler Voicenote
Kit Foxley Voicenote
Mark Granger Voicenote
Darren Phillips Voicenote
Amelia Stephens Voicenote
Sean Burke Ensemble Actor
Micky Overman Ensemble Actor
Aurie Styla Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Kit Foxley Writer
Vicky Richards Writer
Cody Dahler Writer
Chris Douch Writer
Tom Worsley Writer
Chris Ballard Writer
Mark Granger Writer
Katharine Armitage Writer
Sean Burke Writer
Chris Jack Writer
Connor Kent Writer
Johnny Kitterick Writer
Max Kreisky Writer
Christina Riggs Writer
Douglas Newham Writer
Thomas Futter Writer
Darren Phillips Writer
Amelia Stephens Writer
Tasha Dhanraj Script Editor
Simon Alcock Script Editor
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer
Caroline Barlow Assistant Producer
Sean Kerwin Sound Designer

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