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 43, Episode 3

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Marcus Brigstocke, John Finnemore, Laura Shavin and Grace Petrie for a comic round up of the week's news.

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Broadcast details

Friday 2nd May 2014
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 3rd May 2014 12:30pm Radio 4
Tuesday 6th May 2014 9:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Laura Shavin Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
John Finnemore Self
Grace Petrie Self
Marcus Brigstocke Self
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Marcus Brigstocke Writer
Laura Shavin Writer
Andy Wolton Writer (Additional Material)
Sarah Morgan Writer (Additional Material)
John Finnemore Writer
Grace Petrie Writer
Glenn Moore Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Alexandra Smith Producer


John Finnemore on the Royal Mail sell-off

John Finnemore talks about Royal Mail via the medium of a Frog and a Scorpion.

Featuring: John Finnemore.

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