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 63, Episode 4

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Ria Lina looking into changes in the NHS, Fin Taylor on the royals, and with an original song from Ed MacArthur.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th November 2023
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 23rd November 2023, 19:30 at The Albany


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 25th November 2023 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 27th November 2023 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra


Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Ria Lina Guest
Fin Taylor Guest
Ed MacArthur Guest
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Joz Norris Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Ria Lina Writer
Fin Taylor Writer
Ed MacArthur Writer
Joz Norris Writer
Aidan Fitzmaurice Writer (Additional Material)
Rachel E Thorn Writer (Additional Material)
Cody Dahler Writer (Additional Material)
Joseph Bates (as Joe Bates) Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer

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