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 58, Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Jessica Fostekew who relays her time volunteering in a vaccination centre. Ken Cheng talks about his experiences as a Chinese Briton plus music from Beardyman...


Lucy Porter was originally billed to appear, but later it was changed to Jessica Fostekew.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th February 2021
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 25th February 2021, 15:30 at Zoom (Virtual)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 27th February 2021 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 1st March 2021 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Beardyman Self
Ken Cheng Self
Jessica Fostekew Self
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Luke Kempner Writer
Beardyman Writer
Jessica Fostekew Writer
Ken Cheng Writer
Jenny Laville Writer (Additional Material)
Mike Shephard Writer (Additional Material)
Runi Talwar Writer (Additional Material)
Rajiv Karia Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Adnan Ahmed Producer
David Thomas Editor

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