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 50, Episode 1

Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Mae Martin, Andy Zaltzman, Jess Robinson and The Guardian's Maeve Shearlaw talk about the news.

Further details

Mae Martin discusses President Trump's repeal of federal guidance allowing transpersons to use the bathrooms they identify with and her own odd experiences in public bathrooms. Andy Zaltzman proposes an innovative new alternative to the House of Lords. Jess Robinson ponders what it'd be like if Beyoncé, Adele and Little Mix targeted women the way advertisers do. The Guardian's Maeve Shearlaw offers insights into the recent assassination of Kim Jong Nam.

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd March 2017
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 2nd March 2017, 19:45 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 4th March 2017 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 6th March 2017 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 7th March 2017 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Maeve Shearlaw Guest
Andy Zaltzman Self
Mae Martin Self
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Jess Robinson Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Jon Hunter Writer (Additional Material)
Andy Zaltzman Writer
Mae Martin Writer
Luke Kempner Writer
Jess Robinson Writer
Benjamin Partridge Writer (Additional Material)
Robin Morgan Writer (Additional Material)
Jenny Laville Writer (Additional Material)
Catherine Bohart Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Joe Nunnery Producer
Laurence Owen Musical Director

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