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 52, Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis tackle the Beast from the East, the week of 'crunch speeches' and everyone favourite gun rights lobby, the NRA. With Luke Kempner, Pippa Evans, Lucy Porter and Phil Wang.

Further details

Pippa Evans performs her song about the bravery of America's Commander in Chief, Luke Kempner bring his vocal talents, Lucy Porter is inspired by the new head of the National Farmers Union, and Phil Wang welcomes our imminent Chinese overlords.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd March 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 1st March 2018, 19:45 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 3rd March 2018 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 5th March 2018 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 6th March 2018 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Tom Kington Guest
Pippa Evans Self
Lucy Porter Self
Phil Wang Self
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Tom Neenan Writer (Additional Material)
Pippa Evans Writer
Lucy Porter Writer
Luke Kempner Writer
Phil Wang Writer
Mike Shephard Writer (Additional Material)
Madeleine Brettingham Writer (Additional Material)
Saskia Preston Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Matt Stronge Producer

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