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.

Episode menu

Series 61, Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Cally Beaton who takes inspiration from primates, Emmanuel Sonubi as fights his news addiction, and Christy Coysh who delivers a ballad to a national icon. Gemma Arrowsmith and Ed Jones also star.

Broadcast details

Friday 28th October 2022
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 27th October 2022, 19:30 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 29th October 2022 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 31st October 2022 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 1st November 2022 9:00am Radio 4 Extra


Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Cally Beaton Guest
Emmanuel Sonubi Guest
Christy Coysh Guest
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Ed Jones Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Cally Beaton Writer
Emmanuel Sonubi Writer
Christy Coysh Writer
Ed Jones Writer
Catherine Brinkworth Writer (Additional Material)
Alex Kealy Writer (Additional Material)
Jade Gebbie Writer (Additional Material)
Peter Tellouche Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer
Pete Strauss Executive Producer
Marc Willcox Sound Designer
Gary Newman Sound Designer

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