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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DMs Are Open to return for Series 3, with changes

The BBC's open door sketch show DMs Are Open is returning for a third series. The format now moves to a 15 minute slot on Radio 4, with a new host. The first submission deadline is 10th January.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd January 2024

Radio 4 2023 comedy commissions

Radio 4 has announced a raft of comedy commissions, including the return of Room 101 to the airwaves with Paul Merton as host. Stars involved in other new shows include Jonathan Pie, Maisie Adam, Chris McCausland and Jordan Gray.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2023

DMs Are Open to return, but with changes

The BBC has confirmed that open door sketch show DMs Are Open is to return to Radio 4 Extra for a second series. However, this time the format will be non-topical and recorded in front of an audience.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2023

BBC Audio Awards 2023 nominees

The shortlist for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2023 has been revealed. DMs Are Open, Gemma Arrowsmith's Sketched Out, Please Use Other Door, SeanceCast, The Skewer and Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones! are amongst the nominees.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd December 2022

DMs Are Open - Tips for the final week

Like I said a bunch of times in my previous blog, a BIG part of success is not giving up. If you've been submitting all through this series, there is ZERO point in stopping now.

The Comedy Loser, 18th June 2022

DMs Are Open - Don't Give Up!

Since I wrote my first two blogs about the show before it had even started, I thought it was time to reflect on the series so far and to scream at you to NOT GIVE UP! DON'T GIVE UP! OKAY? I KNOW IT'S HARD, BUT YOU'VE GOT THIS! YOU'RE SO CLOSE, YOU DON'T EVEN REALISE IT!

The Comedy Loser, 9th June 2022

DMs Are Open - Slide into a Comedy writing credit

DMs Are Open is BBC Radio 4 Extra's new open submission radio show. It's the successor to Newsjack with one vital difference, it's not tied to the news cycle.

Athena Kugblenu, BBC, 31st May 2022

DMs Are Open - 5 tips to boost your chances of getting a credit

I know it feels impossible but I promise it's 100% possible for you to have your material broadcast on the BBC. It's a case of showing up and doing everything that you can control in order to boost your chances.

The Comedy Loser, 13th May 2022

Radio 4 announces DMs Are Open, a show you can write for

Radio 4 is to launch DMs Are Open, a series that aspiring comedy writers and performers can contribute too.

British Comedy Guide, 27th April 2022

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