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Newsjack Unplugged

Newsjack Unplugged

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • 2018 - 2020
  • 38 episodes (5 series)

Short-form spin-off from Newsjack, featuring a monologue, new sketches and archive material. Stars Darren Harriott, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tez Ilyas and Eshaan Akbar.

Episode menu

Series 5, Episode 1

Eshaan Akbar transforms the news into sketches and one-liners with the help of the Great British public. This week Eshaan is joined at a safe distance by Thanyia Moore as they discuss the country's reaction to the lockdown, Rishi Sunak's magic powers and how moving the Olympics online might work.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th March 2020
BBC Radio 4 Extra
15 minutes

Cast & crew

Eshaan Akbar Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Thanyia Moore Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Simon Alcock Writer
Charlie Dinkin Writer
Cameron Loxdale Writer (Additional Material)
Danny Malone Writer (Additional Material)
David Keenan Writer (Additional Material)
Joe Barnes Writer (Additional Material)
Sophie Duker Writer (Additional Material)
Catherine Brinkworth Writer (Additional Material)
Helena Langdon Writer (Additional Material)
Eshaan Akbar Writer (Additional Material)
Thanyia Moore Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Paul Miller (as Simon Miller) Writer (Additional Material)
Sean Stokes Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Gwyn Rhys Davies Producer

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