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 2

This week Steve and Hugh and guests examine the exciting subject of trade wars, doping allegations and Dr. Seuss.

Further details

It was International Women's Day this week and Jen Brister takes us through female representation, the gender pay gap, and Doctor Who; Desiree Burch ask how to make Britain thin again; Jake Yapp presents Henry Bolton's new political party's launch song; and the 11 time Paralympian gold medallist, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson chats to Steve and Hugh about the Winter Paralympics, and her experiences being a world champion athlete.

Broadcast details

Friday 9th March 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 8th March 2018, 19:45 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 10th March 2018 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 12th March 2018 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 13th March 2018 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Tanni Grey-Thompson (as Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson) Guest
Jake Yapp Self
Jen Brister Self
Desiree Burch Self
Emma Sidi Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Tom Neenan Writer (Additional Material)
Jake Yapp Writer
Jen Brister Writer
Desiree Burch Writer
Tom Coles Writer (Additional Material)
Ed Amsden Writer (Additional Material)
Laura Major Writer (Additional Material)
Emma Cahill Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Matt Stronge Producer

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