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.

Episode menu

Series 53, Episode 1

The Now Show. Hugh Dennis. Copyright: BBC
Hugh Dennis presents the week via topical stand-up and sketches. This week we tackle the latest on Brexit, Trump and the migrant caravan and perhaps the biggest story of the week - the news that John Lewis is no longer stocking DVD players. Kiri Pritchard-McLean looks at the recent report from the Women and Equalities Committee, Jess Robinson channels a famous Glaswegian to tackle the equal pay strikes, and Phil Wang tells us why he thinks Dyson might have relocated to Singapore.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th October 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Friday 26th October 2018, 12:15 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 27th October 2018 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 29th October 2018 11:00pm
45 minute version
Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Self
Phil Wang Self
Jess Robinson Self
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Writer
Luke Kempner Writer
Jess Robinson Writer
Phil Wang Writer
Matthew Crosby Writer
Michael Roulston Writer
Liam Beirne Writer (Additional Material)
Jenny Laville Writer (Additional Material)
Mike Shephard Writer (Additional Material)
Thanyia Moore Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Matt Stronge Producer

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