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The entries for Sketch Factor have now closed

You can now find out whose made it to the finals and listen to some of their work on 'Recording For Training Purposes' on Radio Four.

You can also watch the trailer for the show on YouTube.

What was on offer?


Sketch Factor offered the unique opportunity to join the writing team of a brand new sketch show for BBC Radio 4.

The 10 best entrants joined a writers' academy where they were mentored by leading comedy writers.

Their work will now be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 early in 2007, as part of a new comedy sketch show, entitled 'Recorded for Training Purposes'.


What were we looking for?

We wanted you to write two sketches for the show, with the idea being to create new ideas within an existing framework.

The show draws its inspiration from the idea of information overload – there are more ways to communicate than ever before but that doesn’t mean we have anything to communicate.


Who could enter?

Sketch Factor was open to anyone 18 years or over who had never had a comedy commission on national radio.

We regarded a 'commission' to include:

- sole authored piece of comedy of 15 minutes or over
- regular commission on a sketch show

Not included in the definition of commission were:

- individual gags
- non-commissioned material e.g. a sketch submittted via an open door show that was then broadcast.


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