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

The Show What You Wrote

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2013 - 2015
  • 12 episodes (3 series)

Radio 4 sketch show written by members of the public. Each episode covers a different theme. Stars Gavin Webster, Fiona Clarke, Helen Moon, Janice Connolly, Jason Manford and John Thomson

Key details

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

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 each series. The brief was simple: submit an email with your sketch, across a choice of themes.

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

Additional details

Also known as
  • TSWYW (Acronym)
Production
Studio

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 27th June 2013 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Manchester Conference Centre - Series 1
  • The Comedy Store (Manchester) - Series 2 & 3

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