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 55, Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Ivo Graham, Sophie Duker and Karen Bartke.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th October 2019
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 24th October 2019, 19:45 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 26th October 2019 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 28th October 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 29th October 2019 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Ivo Graham Self
Sophie Duker Self
Karen Bartke Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Gareth Gwynn Writer (Additional Material)
Ivo Graham Writer
Karen Bartke Writer
Sophie Duker Writer
Catherine Brinkworth Writer (Additional Material)
Madeleine Brettingham Writer (Additional Material)
Alex Lynch (as Alexander Lynch) Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Richard Morris Producer

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