Topical satirical sketch show on Radio 4 Extra. The programme has an 'open door' policy allowing anyone to submit material
- Sketch Show
- 2009 - 2016
- BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 7
- 91 (1 pilot + 15 series), plus 2 highlights specials
- Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan, Justin Edwards, Miles Jupp, Lewis Macleod, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Pippa Evans, Jess Robinson and others
- Matthew Morton, James Kettle, Emma Payne, Mark Spiller, Alex Buchanan, Andy Flood, Tom Neenan, Eddie Robson and others
- Ed Morrish, Carl Cooper, Arnab Chanda, Charlie Perkins, Lyndsay Fenner, Matt Stronge, Toby Tilling, Suzy Grant, Paul Sheehan, Tilusha Ghelani, Sam Michell and Simon Mayhew-Archer
Notably, most of the sketches are written by members of the public, as the programme is happy to receive unsolicited material. For example, the production team revealed that for Series 7 they were reading 450 emails a week, and broadcast the work of 123 different writers.
Newsjack writing alumni include James Kettle, now writing on a variety of Radio 4 shows including It's Not What You Know; Eddie Robson, whose has created sitcom Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully; and Tom Neenan, who went on to become one of BBC Radio Comedy's bursary writers.
To find out more about how to write for the show see the Newsjack website
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