Radio 4 Extra seeking sketches and one liners for Newsjack

Newsjack the Radio 4 Extra topical news sketch show, which anyone can write for, is again looking for writers to submit sketches and one-liners for its 20th series.

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 new host Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

How to submit: 

Read their Blog (submission dates relate to a previous series) for more information about how to submit sketches, plus loads of handy hints and examples or watch our Facebook Live Q&A below with the team behind Newsjack from 6th September 2018.

Go to Newsjack’s Submission Page on their website for full details, advice, script templates and details of fees for material which is used on air.


Submissions open from 1 February 2019 

Sketches: Weekly deadline 12pm on Mondays from 4 February 2019 (last submission Monday 11 March 2019)

One-Liners: Weekly deadline 12pm Tuesdays from 5 February 2019 (last submission Tuesday 12 March 2019) 

Source: BBC Writersroom

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