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 59, Episode 4

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Ria Lina and Josh Pugh, with music supplied by Beardyman, and performances by Natasha Hodgson and Luke Kempner.

Broadcast details

Friday 19th November 2021
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 18th November 2021, 19:30 at Zoom (Virtual)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 20th November 2021 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 22nd November 2021 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 23rd November 2021 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Ria Lina Guest
Josh Pugh Guest
Beardyman Self
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Natasha Hodgson Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Luke Kempner Writer
Beardyman Writer
Ria Lina Writer
Josh Pugh Writer
Natasha Hodgson Writer
Alex Kealy Writer (Additional Material)
Alfie Packham Writer (Additional Material)
Tasha Dhanraj Writer (Additional Material)
Rima Ahmed Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer

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