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 42, Episode 1

Elis James joins Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin and Mitch Benn to joke about extreme weather, house prices, government cuts, Gary Barlow and other things we might have to look forward to in 2014.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th January 2014
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 11th January 2014 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 13th January 2014 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 14th January 2014 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 15th January 2014 2:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Jon Holmes Self
Mitch Benn Self
Laura Shavin Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
GrĂ¡inne Maguire Guest
Elis James Guest
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Jon Holmes Writer
Laura Shavin Writer
Mitch Benn Writer
Jane Lamacraft Writer (Additional Material)
Andy Wolton Writer (Additional Material)
Elis James Writer
Benjamin Partridge Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Davighi Writer (Additional Material)
John Robins Writer (Additional Material)
James Bugg Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Colin Anderson Producer

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