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.

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Series 26, Episode 6

As we head into 2009, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis ask what lessons can be learned from 2008. This episode provides another chance to hear the best material from this year's Now Show. With help from Marcus Brigstocke, Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin and Mitch Benn.


The recession
Linconshire earthquake (Jon Holmes)
Products for men
French song (Mitch Benn song)
Global warming (Marcus Brigstocke)
Most trusted brands
Bonekickers drama (Jon Holmes)
TV chefs (Marcus Brigstocke)
The Olympics
Message to aliens (Mitch Benn song)

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd January 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 3rd January 2009 12:30pm Radio 4

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Marcus Brigstocke Self
Jon Holmes Self
Mitch Benn Self
Laura Shavin Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Marcus Brigstocke 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)
Jon Hunter Writer (Additional Material)
Nick Doody Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Kerensa Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Powell Writer (Additional Material)
James Sherwood Writer (Additional Material)
Lloyd Langford Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Littlefield Writer (Additional Material)
Neil Doran Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer

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