The Now Show: Series 62-64

The Now Show: Series 62-64

The BBC Radio 4 Topical Comedy


The final three scurrilous series of the award-winning comedy show

For over 25 years, The Now Show amused the nation with topical stand-up, sketches and songs, before bringing the comedy to a close at the end of Series 64. But now, you can re-live the final three sparkling series, as Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and special guests take aim at the headlines for the final time.

Bringing their quips, quick wit and a quiver full of satirical arrows are comedians including Laura Lexx, Ian Smith, Sarah Keyworth, Olga Koch, Janine Harouni, Ahir Shah, Alex Kealy and Helen Bauer. Rhys James presents his foolproof guide to surviving the cost-of-living crisis; Daliso Chaponda discusses the big problem of small boat crossings; Laura Smyth navigates her way through all the strikes and Ken Cheng uses air fryers to help explain his frustration with the housing market.

There’s also music from Beardyman, who sings about the upcoming robot apocalypse; Jess Robinson, with a song inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow's 'slalom witch trial'; Jazz Emu, who’s auditioning to be the in-flight entertainment on Elon Musk's 'SpaceX and Rachel Parris, who gives us her musical take on what’s truly scary at Halloween.

So sit back and enjoy the freewheeling fun, as the team give us their sensational swansong in these 18 hilarious episodes.

NB: Contains humour and language that some listeners may find offensive

Cast and credits

Presented by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis

Written by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with the cast

Additional material by Luke Beddows, Catherine Brinkworth, Sarah Campbell, Carl Carzana, Cody Dahler, Tasha Dhanraj, Kate Dehnert, Hugh Dennis, Chris Douch, David Duncan, Aidan Fitzmaurice, Jules Garnett, Alex Garrick-Wright, Jade Gebbie, Cameron Loxdale, Laura Major, Pravanya Pillay, Christina Riggs, Mike Shephard, Katie Storey, Zoe Tomalin

Produced by Pete Strauss and Sasha Bobak

Executive Producers: James Robinson, Pete Strauss and Richard Morris

Production Co-ordinators: Sarah Nicholls and Katie Baum

Sound: Marc Willcox, John Hemingway, Gary Newman and John Boland

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 17 March-21 April 2023 (Series 62), 3 November-8 December 2023 (Series 63), TBC (Series 64)

© 2024 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. (P) 2024 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd.

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