Written by and starring our wonderful Gemma Arrowsmith, Emergency Broadcast will be live on Radio 4 on Sunday 7th February at 7:15pm. Gemma will be broadcasting sketches and characters from the basement of Old Broadcasting House where she’s been stuck since the nation went into lockdown. Her only companion is the ghost of Lord Reith. Or he might be a figment of her imagination. Either way, she’s only gone about 24% stir crazy.
Gemma Arrowsmith is an accomplished comedy writer and actor. Her most recent writing work includes the brand new series of Spitting Image (Britbox), sketch series Laughing at Salad (Comedy Central), and The Now Show (BBC Radio 4). Her “What were you wearing?” sketch for Tracey Ullman was featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Mirror, Metro and more, with over 35 million views on Facebook and was BBC Comedy’s highest rated video of 2017. Gemma’s performing credits include Upstart Crow (BBC), Tracey Ullman’s Show (BBC), Merlin (BBC), Hustle (BBC), Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (BBC), Nurse (BBC), Damned – Playhouse Presents (Sky Arts), Trying Again (Sky Living), Spy (Sky1), Flashprank (MTV) and Charlie Brooker’s How TV Ruined Your Life (BBC).