The Now Show. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt. Copyright: BBC.

The Now Show

BBC Radio 4 comedy / stand-up about the week's news. Broadcast, 1998 - 2018. Stars Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Jon Culshaw, Marcus Brigstocke and others.

Another series is in development.

All Series

Series 25 (2008)

Click below for our guide to the 25th series of The Now Show. We are currently working on providing a guide to the previous 24 series - if you can help us research details do please get in touch.

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Series 26 (2008)

Click below for our guide to the 2008 winter series of The Now Show. This was the season in which the 'credit crunch' really took hold, providing the team with plenty of satirical targets.

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Series 27 (2009)

Here is our guide to the spring 2009 series of The Now Show. Due to prior commitments, Hugh Dennis missed some of the episodes this series - and thus Jon Culshaw stepped in as a guest presenter on these episodes. Additionally, Marcus Brigstocke could only make a few episodes in the run due to other filming commitments and so many of the episodes featured a guest stand-up slot.

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Series 29 (2009)

Here's our guide to the 2009 winter series. This 6-part run included both a Christmas special and a New Year special.

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Series 30 (2010)

A guide to the first series of The Now Show in 2010. This was the first series to accept answers to the audience question via Twitter.

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The Vote Now Show 2010 (2010)

The Vote Now Show was broadcast Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11pm in the run up to the 2010 General Election. For extra topicality, the episodes were recorded each night in front of an audience at the BBC's Radio Theatre just a few hours before transmission.

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The Vote Now Show 2015 (2015)

A series of election specials from the gang in the run-up to the 2015 General Election. These episodes were recorded at 6:15pm on the same night of broadcast, to ensure they are completely topical.

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Series 48 (2016)

The Now Show returns, saving you from the trouble of keeping up with the news by providing a topical mix of stand-up, sketches and songs that tell you everything you need to know.

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2016 Specials (2016)

Two special episodes. The first is a topical one, focused around the EU Referendum. The second is non-topical, looking at World War I.

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