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 - 2023
  • 460 episodes (63 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 62, Episode 1

Steve Punt presents the week via topical stand-up and sketches. With guests Rhys James, Laura Lexx, Jason Forbes, Gemma Arrowsmith & Ed MacArthur.

Broadcast details

Friday 17th March 2023
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 16th March 2023, 19:30 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 18th March 2023 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 20th March 2023 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra


Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Laura Lexx Guest
Rhys James Guest
Ed MacArthur Guest
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Jason Forbes Writer
Laura Lexx Writer
Rhys James Writer
Sarah Campbell Writer (Additional Material)
Cameron Loxdale Writer (Additional Material)
Luke Beddows Writer (Additional Material)
Kate Dehnert Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Pete Strauss Producer
Ed MacArthur Composer
Marc Willcox Sound Designer
Gary Newman Sound Designer

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