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Newsjack

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 7 sketch show written by the public. 143 episodes (pilot + 24 series), 2009 - 2021. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Pokemon's 25th anniversary celebrated on BBC's Newsjack

The two-minute sketch has been made available on Newsjack's Twitter feed, with Ash and Pikachu voiced by comedians Luke Kempner and Nimisha Odedra. Newsjack is unusual in that it allows unsolicited writers to submit comedy material. So if you've come up with a brilliant idea for a sketch involving, say, a well-known British politician being given a Death Note, you know where to send it.

Andrew Osmond, Anime News Network, 8th March 2021

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Radio 4 comedies nominated in BBC Audio Awards 2020

Various Radio 4 comedies have been nominated in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 8th January 2021

Writers talk Newsjack

I reached out to regular Newsjack contributors on Twitter - tips, advice, one liner examples, goals and of course, a whole LOAD of persistence!

The Comedy Loser, 15th September 2020

Writers talk Newsjack

BBC's Newsjack opens up for submissions for its 23rd series this week. To help you prepare for a successful series (more on what that means later), I reached out to regular Newsjack contributors on Twitter - tips, advice, one liner examples, goals and of course, a whole LOAD of persistence!

The Comedy Loser, 15th September 2020

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

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