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 5

Joining Punt and Dennis from a safe distance are Athena Kugblenu taking on MPs wages, and Geoff Norcott on must-see TV. This week's music is supplied by Huge Davies. Also providing extra voices are Emma Sidi and Jason Forbes.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th November 2021
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 25th November 2021, 19:30 at Zoom (Virtual)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 27th November 2021 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 29th November 2021 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 30th November 2021 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Geoff Norcott Guest
Huge Davies Guest
Athena Kugblenu Guest
Emma Sidi Ensemble Actor
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Emma Sidi Writer
Geoff Norcott Writer
Huge Davies Writer
Jason Forbes Writer
Athena Kugblenu Writer
Laura Major Writer (Additional Material)
Suchandrika Chakrabarti Writer (Additional Material)
Tasha Dhanraj Writer (Additional Material)
Alex Bertulis-Fernandes Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer

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