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Newsjack

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 7 sketch show written by the public. 121 episodes (pilot + 20 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Kiri Pritchard-McLean to host Newsjack

Kiri Pritchard-McLean has been announced as the new host of Newsjack, Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show that has an open door submission policy.

British Comedy Guide, 12th December 2018

Radio 4 comedies nominated in BBC Audio Awards 2019

A number of Radio 4 comedy series have been nominated in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 21st November 2018

Series 19, Episode 2 analysis

Part 2 of our series of articles exploring the sketches used on Series 19 of Newsjack...

Why Did The Chicken?, 22nd September 2018

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

The Newsjack Writers' Room

Exclusive to BBC Radio 4 Extra, Newsjack showcases the week's news stories which have been lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into sketches and one-liners. Anyone can submit material to go into the show alongside material from the show's core group of writers. Claire Wetton explains how she made the move from submitting material to being part of the show's Writers' Room...

Claire Wetton, BBC Writersroom, 8th February 2017

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2017

Newsjack Addict goes to a Newsjack Writers Briefing

The first bit of advice I can pass on is, if you ever get an invite to a Newsjack Writers' Briefing, accept it immediately!

Simon Paul Miller, Comedy Crowd, 12th January 2017

Angela Barnes to take over Newsjack

Angela Barnes has been announced as the new host of Radio 4 Extra sketch show Newsjack.

British Comedy Guide, 12th December 2016

Why you should write for Newsjack

I've written before about sketch writing and I'm not going to stop saying it: if you want to make a living as a comedy writer this is the best place and the best way to start.

Dave Cohen, 21st September 2016