Wednesday 3 June 2009, 11:40

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Well, the word is out, and the word is Newsjack.

That's the new name for The Open Call Topical Comedy Show Formerly Known As 7 on 7. Or TOCTCSFKA7O7 if you prefer. Most don't.

Newsjack has been commissioned for six weeks in the first instance, and airs on Thursday and Sunday nights at 11pm on BBC Radio 7.

The pilot is aired tomorrow evening, Thursday 4th June, with the series proper starting a fortnight later. Don't forget that you can listen to it on iPlayer after transmission if you miss it.

To submit material, you'll need to get it to the production team before noon on the Monday before the programme - so the first deadline is Monday 15th.

You can also improve your chances by reading David Mitchell's tips for writing sketch comedy and putting them to work.

More details about where to send your sketches will appear on the Newsjack website after the pilot airs.

It's a completely open call, so best of luck with your submissions.

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