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 48, Episode 5

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Mike Wilmot, Jake Yapp, Gemma Arrowsmith and Harry The Piano. On its 100th anniversary, Jake Yapp makes a plea for us to keep British Summer Time 365 days a year, Mike Wilmot takes a crack at Canadian political satire, and Deputy Arts Editor for The Independent Alice Jones discusses the TV BAFTA nominations.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st April 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 2nd April 2016 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 4th April 2016 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 5th April 2016 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Alice Jones Guest
Jake Yapp Self
Mike Wilmot Self
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Paul Harris (as Harry the Piano) Musical Performer
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Jane Lamacraft Writer (Additional Material)
Jon Hunter Writer (Additional Material)
Jake Yapp Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Mike Wilmot Writer
Liam Beirne Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Joe Nunnery Producer

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