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 57, Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Joining them is Ellie Taylor and Matt Kirshen, with music from Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner.

Broadcast details

Friday 30th October 2020
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 31st October 2020 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 2nd November 2020 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 3rd November 2020 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Ellie Taylor Self
Tim Sutton Self
Sooz Kempner Self
Matt Kirshen Self
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Ellie Taylor Writer
Luke Kempner Writer
Sooz Kempner Writer
Matt Kirshen Writer
Robin Morgan Writer (Additional Material)
Catherine Brinkworth Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Alcock Writer (Additional Material)
Ola Labib Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Victoria Lloyd Producer
Adnan Ahmed Producer
David Thomas Editor

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