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

The Now Show

  • Radio comedy / stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1998 - 2024
  • 466 episodes (64 series)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a mix of stand-up, sketches and songs in this popular topical comedy show for Radio 4. Also features Jon Culshaw, Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes, Mitch Benn, David Quantick and more.


Episode menu

Series 25, Episode 6

Robin Ince joins Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and the team as the media's silly season begins.

Further details

MPs on holiday
Regional news
Rising gas bills (Mitch Benn song)
Chavs (Jon Holmes)
Kids with silly names (Jon Holmes)
Silly seasons stories
The Edinburgh Festival (Robin Ince)
Peter Tatchell (Mitch Benn song)

Audience Question

What song lyrics have you mis-heard?

- None. My father only let me listen to Radio 3. But I did once think that Beethoven's Fourth was in F#... there was no supper that night.

- I'm Courting A Tramp, by Elvis Presley

- Tell Eddie Waring there is no salvation (from Diana Ross' Chain Reaction)

- I am lord of the dance settee

- Billy Jean is not my mother

- Sitting in the dock at the Hague

Broadcast details

Friday 1st August 2008
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Jon Holmes Self
Mitch Benn Self
Laura Shavin Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Robin Ince Self
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Jon Holmes Writer
Laura Shavin Writer
Mitch Benn Writer
Jane Lamacraft Writer (Additional Material)
Stephen Carlin Writer (Additional Material)
Carrie Quinlan Writer (Additional Material)
Nick Doody Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Katie Marsden Producer

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