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 5

Kiri Pritchard-McLean airs her grievance with the Daily Mail's 'Legs-it' headline, Tudur Owen considers the future for Wales, should Scotland gain independence and broadcaster Peter Curran discusses the early days of the internet with Punt and Dennis.

Broadcast details

Friday 31st March 2017
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 30th March 2017, 18:30 at Venue Cymru


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 1st April 2017 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 3rd April 2017 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 4th April 2017 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Peter Curran Guest
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Self
Tudur Owen Self
Lisa Jên Brown Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Sarah Morgan Writer (Additional Material)
Gareth Gwynn Writer
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Writer
Tudur Owen Writer
Robin Morgan Writer (Additional Material)
Clint Edwards Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Joe Nunnery Producer


Radio review: The Now Show

Despite liking Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt since they emerged as Jasper Carrott's TV sidekicks, I've never been a big fan of The Now Show. Seeing it being made was far more fun than I've ever found it on air. Maybe the inclusion of relatively unknown Welsh performers like Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tudur Owen and Lisa Jen Brown gave it a kick up the backside?

Louis Barfe, The Lady, 7th April 2017

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