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 63, Episode 5

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by David Eagle unpacking the Advent, Jessica Fostekew looking into the repeal of the New Zealand smoking ban, and an original song from Archie Henderson, performed with Becky CJ.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st December 2023
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 30th November 2023, 19:30 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 2nd December 2023 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 4th December 2023 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra


Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Guest cast
David Eagle Guest
Becky CJ Guest
Archie Henderson Guest
Jessica Fostekew Self
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Lola-Rose Maxwell Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Jessica Fostekew Writer
Jason Forbes Writer
David Eagle Writer
Lola-Rose Maxwell Writer
Archie Henderson Writer
Jade Gebbie Writer (Additional Material)
Rhiannon Shaw Writer (Additional Material)
Alex Garrick-Wright Writer (Additional Material)
Cody Dahler Writer (Additional Material)
Miranda Holms Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer
Archie Henderson Composer

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