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 written by the public. 12 episodes (3 series), 2013 - 2015. Stars Gavin Webster, Fiona Clarke, Helen Moon, Janice Connolly and others.

Press Clippings

Like Newsjack, The Show What You Wrote is a comedy show made up of sketches sent in by listeners: a bit like a modern version of Week Ending, though the producers and performers (such as John Thomson, Shobna Gulati and Gavin Webster) are well established. It's only the writers who aren't. You can't tell though: the sketches, chosen from thousands that are sent in by listeners, are on a par with other Radio 4 shows. It's almost impossible to write good jokes for people you don't know already, and yet The Show What You Wrote has an audience that manages to do just that. I hope the writers go on to great things, like writing (better) jokes for Michael McIntyre, or maybe, for themselves.

Miranda Sawyer, The Observer, 20th December 2015

The show what we wrote

Four aspiring writers talk about getting their work broadcast on Radio 4's The Show What You Wrote.

David Crawford, Radio Times, 18th July 2013

Writer Sarah Page: What I've learned

Happily my sketch has elbowed its way into the final episode of The Show What You Wrote and I can reflect on what I've learned from the process.

Sarah Page, BBC Blogs, 18th July 2013

Notes from script editor Jon Hunter

The Show What You Wrote's script editor Jon Hunter gives his notes on the work you've submitted and his tips for future success.

Jon Hunter, BBC Blogs, 10th June 2013