The Now Show. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt. Copyright: BBC.

The Now Show

BBC Radio 4 comedy / stand-up about the week's news. Broadcast, 1998 - 2021. Stars Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Jon Culshaw, Marcus Brigstocke and others.

Series 59 to air in Autumn 2021.

Series 58, Episode 7

Joining Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis this week are Ria Lina and Alun Cochrane with music supplied by Rachel Parris.


This episode was postponed from Friday 9th April due to news coverage of the death of Prince Philip.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC Sounds

Saturday 10th April 2021
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Rachel Parris Guest
Ria Lina Guest
Alun Cochrane Guest
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Katie Norris Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Alun Cochrane Writer
Luke Kempner Writer
Rachel Parris Writer
Ria Lina Writer
Katie Norris Writer
Gareth Gwynn Writer (Additional Material)
Jeffrey Aidoo Writer (Additional Material)
Tasha Dhanraj Writer (Additional Material)
Emerald Paston Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Pete Strauss Producer

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