Tagged with: Newsjack

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  1. Writer

    The Newsjack Writers' Room

    Claire Wetton started off by submitting sketches to Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack and then was asked to join the show's Writers' Room. She explains what this means with the help of some killer goats...

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  2. Radio 4 Extra

    Newsjack: The radio comedy show that anyone can write for

    Calling all comedy writers! Newsjack, the topical sketch show that anyone can write for is back for its thirteenth series and needs you to send your comedy gold!

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  3. Radio 4 Extra

    Radio Comedy Producers, Charlie Perkins and Arnab Chanda, blog about the process of producing Radio 4 Extra's Newsjack and shares tips on what makes a good topical sketch.

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  4. Producer, Newsjack

    Newsjack producer, Ed Morrish does a by numbers review of Series 7 of the Radio 4 Extra topical comedy show.

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  5. Writer

    BBC Radio Comedy Writer, Tom Neenan, blogs about writing for Newsjack - Radio 4 Extra's flagship topical comedy sketch show.

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  6. Each week, during the run-up to the Newsjack recording, I'm struck by the fact that Miles Jupp is a cursed man. A curse so rare that you can go a month of Fringe Sundays before you find someone bearing the same cross. It's the curse of being a good straight man. This isn't to say Miles isn't...

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  7. Hello, How's everyone been? Just a quick heads up that Newsjack (Radio 7's open door topical sketch show) is returning for a third series, starting in June. A refreshed Writers' Brief should be up any day now but essentially the idea's the same - a deadline for sketches of midday on the...

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  8. Ok, in memory of Johnny Dankworth, here's how a sketch is like a jazz tune. Say you're listening to Coltrane play 'My Favourite Things'. He'll start out with the basic tune, and then he'll take it and muck about. He'll take that tune all over the shop, he'll noodle, he'll swoop, he'll throw i...

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  9. Hello. Apologies for missing a week - I was off in Bristol doing some acting and then I lost the email with my login details. Also, I'm only half way through series one of Mad Men so something had to give. Anyway, to make up for my absence, I promise my next blog will contain at least 75% more b...

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  10. Sorry about that last blog. I never wanted to come across as a font-obsessed monomaniac. Oh, I am one; I just didn't want everyone knowing. So, the sketch deadline for Newsjack show 3 has passed. Did you send anything in? Slow news week, isn't it? And where it's not slow, it's grim. The ...

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