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Newsjack: an introduction

What is Newsjack?

Exclusive to BBC Radio 4 Extra, Newsjack showcases the week's news stories which have been lovingly bashed, mashed and molded into sketches and one-liners.

Irreverent and satirical, Newsjack is the scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public, and then bought to life by a revolving cast of sketch performers.

Trying to make sense of it all is our host, Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

What is Newsjack Unplugged?

Newsjack has had a baby! Newsjack Unplugged is a new weekly mini-series available on podcast and on Radio 4 Extra. It contains all the things you love about Newsjack in compact form - brand new topical one-liners, satirical sketches and vintage laughs from the archive. Guest hosts are Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Darren Harriott and Tez Ilyas.

Can I write for Newsjack?

- Yes, anyone can submit material. It's a showcase for new comedy writing.

- We accept sketches and one-liners every week of the six week run.

- All submissions will be read, but due to the overwhelming number of entries we do not have time to give individual feedback.

What should I be writing?

- Look at the submission guidelines here.

- Listen to previous episodes, which will introduce you to the tone of the show.

- Follow us on Twitter as well @NewsjackBBC, to hear about any last-minute requests for material.

How can I listen to the show?

- The show is broadcast weekly on Thursdays at 10.30pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and is then available on BBC iPlayer.

- You can apply for tickets to watch the show being recorded on the BBC Audience site here.

- Subscribe to the Newsjack Podcast here and we will send it direct to your ears…

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