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 64, Episode 1

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Featuring Marcus Brigstocke unpacking screen addiction and Ria Lina on the International Women's Day - Oscars overlap, and an original song from Ed MacArthur.

Broadcast details

Friday 15th March 2024
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 14th March 2024, 19:30 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 16th March 2024 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 18th March 2024 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra


Cast & crew

Steve Punt Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Host / Presenter
Marcus Brigstocke Self
Guest cast
Ria Lina Guest
Ed MacArthur Guest
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Steve Punt Writer
Hugh Dennis Writer
Marcus Brigstocke Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Writer
Jason Forbes Writer
Ria Lina Writer
Ed MacArthur Writer
Aidan Fitzmaurice Writer (Additional Material)
Jade Gebbie Writer (Additional Material)
Christina Riggs Writer (Additional Material)
David Duncan Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Rajiv Karia Producer
Bill Dare Creator

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