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 49, Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Andy Zaltzman, Kiri Pritchard Mclean, Adam Kay, Gemma Arrowsmith and Xenia Wickett to present the news via topical stand up and sketches.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th November 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 5th November 2016 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 7th November 2016 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 8th November 2016 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Xenia Wickett Guest
Andy Zaltzman Self
Adam Kay Self
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Self
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Jon Hunter Writer (Additional Material)
Andy Zaltzman Writer
Adam Kay Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Writer
Liam Beirne Writer (Additional Material)
Robin Morgan Writer (Additional Material)
Stephen Frizzle Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Kiss Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Alexandra Smith Producer

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