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 54, Episode 1

This week we are breaking away to form our own independent topical comedy show. Listen in as Gareth Gwynn delves into the archive to explore our relationship with Europe and Suzi Ruffell battles trolls... Jake Yapp provides music.

Broadcast details

Friday 22nd February 2019
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 21st February 2019, 19:45 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 23rd February 2019 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 25th February 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 26th February 2019 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Jake Yapp Self
Suzi Ruffell Self
Gareth Gwynn Self
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Jack Bernhardt Writer (Additional Material)
Gareth Gwynn Writer
Jake Yapp Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Suzi Ruffell Writer
Laura Major Writer (Additional Material)
Catherine Brinkworth Writer (Additional Material)
Esyllt Sears Writer (Additional Material)
Kat Sadler Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Adnan Ahmed Producer

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