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The Show What You Wrote. Image shows from L to R: Fiona Clarke, Gavin Webster. Copyright: BBC.

The Show What You Wrote

BBC Radio 4 sketch show. 12 episodes (3 series), 2013 - 2015. Stars Gavin Webster, Fiona Clarke, Helen Moon, Janice Connolly, Darren Kuppan, Jason Manford and John Thomson.

The Show What You Wrote

Radio 4 sketch show written by members of the public. Each episode covers a different theme

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2013 - 2015
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (3 series)
Starring
Gavin Webster, Fiona Clarke, Helen Moon, Janice Connolly, Darren Kuppan, Jason Manford and John Thomson
Writer
Jon Hunter
Producers
Carl Cooper, Alexandra Smith, Ed Morrish and Paul Sheehan

The Show What You Wrote is BBC Radio 4's sketch show in which some of the skits are written by members of the public. Each episode is themed on a specific genre of programming.

12,000 sketches were submitted by more than 1,500 writers for Series 1, and the best made it into the four part series. The brief was simple, submit an email with your sketch, across a choice of themes (historical/costume drama, sci-fi/fantasy, documentary, thriller/suspense and kitchen sink drama).

The show aims to offer a new generation of comedy writers the chance to launch their career. As a bonus, writers are also paid a small fee for each sketch: £36 per minute for sketches; and £18 for quickies and one liners.

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