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20180412 (BBC7)
Broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli sets out to find the next generation of white, black, Asian and minority ethnic satirical sketch writers, with a keen eye on finding the funny in a multicultural Britain.

Traditionally, some of the best UK sketch comedy shines a satirical light on social issues of the time, finding comedy from difficult subject matter or awkward social convention. When it comes to multiculturalism, sketch team Goodness, Gracious Me kicked open the door with their classic 90s sketch show, including the legendary Going For An English routine.

Sketchtopia aims to make sharp observations about modern Britain and, most importantly, allow shared experiences, common points of reference and authenticity to come together and hold a mirror up to our society and tell us a truth about ourselves.

Stand-ups and comedy writers from diverse backgrounds have been invited to give us a comic snapshot of UK society through their own observations and experiences. In these divisive times, Sketchtopia aims to poke fun at our multicultural society and tries to discover a diverse, multi-ethnic Utopia through good old-fashioned British sketch comedy.

Host: Hardeep Singh Kohli.
Performer: Vivienne Acheampong
Performer: Luke Manning
Performer: Jamie-Rose Monk
Performer: Nimisha Odedra
Performer: Paul G Raymond
Script Editors: Sanjeev Kohli and Donny Mcleary

Producer: Gus Beattie.
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4.

Multicultural sketch show hosted by broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli.

The award-winning multicultural sketch show with a unique satirical take on British life.

Producer: Gus Beattie.
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4.

01022018041120180418 (BBC7)
20180419 (BBC7)
Broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli sets out to find the next generation of white, black, Asian and minority ethnic satirical sketch writers, with a keen eye on finding the funny in a multicultural Britain.

Traditionally, some of the best UK sketch comedy shines a satirical light on social issues of the time, finding comedy from difficult subject matter or awkward social convention. When it comes to multiculturalism, sketch team Goodness, Gracious Me kicked open the door with their classic 90s sketch show, including the legendary Going For An English routine.

Sketchtopia aims to make sharp observations about modern Britain and, most importantly, allow shared experiences, common points of reference and authenticity to come together and hold a mirror up to our society and tell us a truth about ourselves.

Stand-ups and comedy writers from diverse backgrounds have been invited to give us a comic snapshot of UK society through their own observations and experiences. In these divisive times, Sketchtopia aims to poke fun at our multicultural society and tries to discover a diverse, multi-ethnic Utopia through good old-fashioned British sketch comedy.

In this episode - charity adverts, the potential loss of Eurovision, diversity in the workplace, and a young Indian traveller returns from his gap year in the UK with exciting new experiences...in a Tesco Metro.

Host: Hardeep Singh Kohli.
Performer: Vivienne Acheampong
Performer: Luke Manning
Performer: Jamie-Rose Monk
Performer: Nimisha Odedra
Performer: Paul G Raymond.
Script Editors: Sanjeev Kohli and Donny Mcleary

Writers: Sadia Azmat, Asmara Gabrielle, Kai Samra, Lizzie Bates, Anna Emerson, Athena Kugblenu, Joanne Lau, Jim Felton and In Cahoots.

Producer: Gus Beattie.
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4.

Multicultural sketch show hosted by broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli.

The award-winning multicultural sketch show with a unique satirical take on British life.

Producer: Gus Beattie.
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4.

01032018041820180425 (BBC7)
20180426 (BBC7)
Broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli sets out to find the next generation of white, black, Asian and minority ethnic satirical sketch writers, with a keen eye on finding the funny in a multicultural Britain.

Traditionally, some of the best UK sketch comedy shines a satirical light on social issues of the time, finding comedy from difficult subject matter or awkward social convention. When it comes to multiculturalism, sketch team Goodness, Gracious Me kicked open the door with their classic 90s sketch show, including the legendary Going For An English routine.

Sketchtopia aims to make sharp observations about modern Britain and, most importantly, allow shared experiences, common points of reference and authenticity to come together and hold a mirror up to our society and tell us a truth about ourselves.

Stand-ups and comedy writers from diverse backgrounds have been invited to give us a comic snapshot of UK society through their own observations and experiences. In these divisive times, Sketchtopia aims to poke fun at our multicultural society and tries to discover a diverse, multi-ethnic Utopia through good old-fashioned British sketch comedy.

This third episode was recorded at the Oran Mor in the West End of Glasgow, featuring sketches about arranged marriages, the portrayal of women in American fantasy dramas, and a new app for pushy Asian parents.

Host: Hardeep Singh Kohli.
Performer: Vivienne Acheampong
Performer: Luke Manning
Performer: Jamie-Rose Monk
Performer: Nimisha Odedra
Performer: Paul G Raymond.
Script Editors: Sanjeev Kohli and Donny Mcleary

Writers: Maryam Hamidi, Bilal Zafar, Jim Felton, Kai Samra, Rory Chiplin, Alice Gregg, Waleed Akhtar, Michael Callaghan and In Cahoots.

Producer: Gus Beattie
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4.

Multicultural sketch show hosted by broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli.

The award-winning multicultural sketch show with a unique satirical take on British life.

Producer: Gus Beattie
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4.

0104 LAST2018042520180502 (BBC7)
20180503 (BBC7)
Multicultural sketch show hosted by Hardeep Singh Kohli in his home town of Glasgow.

Multicultural sketch show hosted by broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli.

Broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli sets out to find the next generation of white, black, Asian and minority ethnic satirical sketch writers, with a keen eye on finding the funny in a multicultural Britain.

Traditionally, some of the best UK sketch comedy shines a satirical light on social issues of the time, finding comedy from difficult subject matter or awkward social convention. When it comes to multiculturalism, sketch team Goodness, Gracious Me kicked open the door with their classic 90s sketch show, including the legendary Going For An English routine.

Sketchtopia aims to make sharp observations about modern Britain and, most importantly, allow shared experiences, common points of reference and authenticity to come together and hold a mirror up to our society and tell us a truth about ourselves.

Stand-ups and comedy writers from diverse backgrounds have been invited to give us a comic snapshot of UK society through their own observations and experiences. In these divisive times, Sketchtopia aims to poke fun at our multicultural society and tries to discover a diverse, multi-ethnic Utopia through good old-fashioned British sketch comedy.

Host: Hardeep Singh Kohli.
Performer: Vivienne Acheampong
Performer: Luke Manning
Performer: Jamie-Rose Monk
Performer: Nimisha Odedra
Performer: Paul G Raymond.
Script Editors: Sanjeev Kohli and Donny Mcleary

Writers: Sunny Bahia, Alice Gregg, Tamar Broadbent, Maddy Anholt, Karim Khan, Elizabeth Parikh, Stevie Cooke, Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi, Jim Felton, Neil Bratchpiece, Shai Hussain and In Cahoots.

Produced by Gus Beattie
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4.

The award-winning multicultural sketch show with a unique satirical take on British life.

020120200407Sketchtopia sets out to find the next generation of white, black, Asian and minority ethnic satirical sketch comedy writers from a range of backgrounds across the UK - with a keen eye on finding the funny in a multicultural Britain.

The critically acclaimed first series picked up a nomination for best sketch show at the BBC Audio Drama and Celtic Media Awards and won Gold at the Audio Production Awards 2018.

Series 2 brings a crop of returning sketch characters, including Millie and Martha, Woke Colleague, Brexit Dad and The Support Group. The show aims to make sharp observations about modern Britain and allow shared experiences, common points of reference and authenticity to come together to create a truly unique British sketch show. Sketchtopia promises to be irreverent, thoughtful and, above all, funny!

Performers: Vivienne Acheampong, James McNicholas, Jamie-Rose Monk, Nimisha Odedra, Susheel Kumar.

Episode 1 writers: Lynda Kennedy, Joanne Lau, Bilal Zafar, Louise Stewart, Athena Kugblenu, Jim Felton, Dillon Mapletoft, Oliver Taylor, Hannah Croft, Fiona Pearce and Steve Lawrence

Producer: Gus Beattie.
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4

New series of the sketch show featuring new diverse comedy writers from across the UK.

The award-winning multicultural sketch show with a unique satirical take on British life.

Multicultural sketch show hosted by broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli.

020220200414Sketchtopia sets out to find the next generation of white, black, Asian and minority ethnic satirical sketch comedy writers from a range of backgrounds across the UK - with a keen eye on finding the funny in a multicultural Britain.

The critically acclaimed first series picked up a nomination for best sketch show at the BBC Audio Drama Awards and Celtic Media Awards and won Gold at the Audio Production Awards 2018.

Series 2 brings a crop of returning sketch characters, including Millie and Martha, Woke Colleague, Brexit Dad and The Support Group. The show aims to make sharp observations about modern Britain and, most importantly, allow shared experiences, common points of reference and authenticity to come together to create a truly unique British sketch show. Sketchtopia promises to be irreverent, thoughtful and, above all, funny!

Performers: Vivienne Acheampong, James McNicholas, Jamie-Rose Monk, Nimisha Odedra, Susheel Kumar.

Episode 2 writers: Bilal Zafar, Lynda Kennedy, Alice Gregg, Louise Stewart, Joanne Lau, Jim Felton, Tamar Broadbent, Kai Samra, Elizabeth Caproni, Lizzie Bates, Anna Emerson, Steve Lawrence

Producer: Gus Beattie.
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4

Award-winning sketch show featuring new diverse writers and performers from across the UK.

The award-winning multicultural sketch show with a unique satirical take on British life.

Multicultural sketch show hosted by broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli.

020320200421Sketchtopia sets out to find the next generation of white, black, Asian and minority ethnic satirical sketch comedy writers from a range of backgrounds across the UK - with a keen eye on finding the funny in a multicultural Britain.

The critically acclaimed first series picked up a nomination for best sketch show at the BBC Audio Drama Awards and Celtic Media Awards and won Gold at the Audio Production Awards 2018.

Series 2 brings a crop of returning sketch characters, including Millie and Martha, Woke Colleague, Brexit Dad and The Support Group. The show aims to make sharp observations about modern Britain and, most importantly, allow shared experiences, common points of reference and authenticity to come together to create a truly unique British sketch show. Sketchtopia promises to be irreverent, thoughtful and, above all, funny!

Performers: Vivienne Acheampong, James McNicholas, Jamie-Rose Monk, Nimisha Odedra and Susheel Kumar.

Episode 3 writers: Lizzie Bates, Anna Emerson, Athena Kugblenu, Steve Lawrence, Lynda Kennedy, Bilal Zafar, Jim Felton, Hannah Croft, Fiona Pearce, Sara Gibbs, Lucky Azhad.

Producer: Gus Beattie.
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4

New series of the award-winning sketch show featuring diverse writers from across the UK.

The award-winning multicultural sketch show with a unique satirical take on British life.

Multicultural sketch show hosted by broadcaster and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli.

0204 LAST20200428The award-winning sketch show featuring new diverse comedy writers from across the UK.

The award-winning multicultural sketch show with a unique satirical take on British life.

Sketchtopia sets out to find the next generation of white, black, Asian and minority ethnic satirical sketch comedy writers from a range of backgrounds across the UK - with a keen eye on finding the funny in a multicultural Britain.

The critically acclaimed first series picked up a nomination for best sketch show at the BBC Audio Drama Awards and Celtic Media Awards and won Gold at the Audio Production Awards 2018.

Series 2 brings a crop of returning sketch characters, including Millie and Martha, Woke Colleague, Brexit Dad and The Support Group. The show aims to make sharp observations about modern Britain and, most importantly, allow shared experiences, common points of reference and authenticity to come together to create a truly unique British sketch show. Sketchtopia promises to be irreverent, thoughtful and, above all, funny!

Performers: Vivienne Acheampong, James McNicholas, Jamie-Rose Monk, Nimisha Odedra, Susheel Kumar.

Episode 4 writers: Tom Moutchi, Lynda Kennedy, Joanne Lau, Maria Shehata, Sam Mitchell, Athena Kugblenu, Sara Gibbs, Kai Samra, Bilal Zafar, Louise Stewart, Alice Gregg, Lizzie Bates, Anna Emerson and Waleed Akhtar.

SERIES CREDITS
Producer: Gus Beattie
Script Editing: Chris Grady
Exec Producers: Hardeep Singh Kohli, Colin Gilbert.
A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4