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The Now Show

Series 47

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. With Mitch Benn, Gemma Arrowsmith, Robert Peston, Sarah Kendall and Jon Holmes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
Jon Holmes
Performer:
Mitch Benn
Performer:
Sarah Kendall
Performer:
Robert Peston

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hexagonal Phase

1. Part the 0.16

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Following the publication of his diaries, Arthur Dent’s hopes for a secluded life soon evaporate. Stars Simon Jones. Show more

Contributors

The Voice of the Book:
John Lloyd
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia McMillan:
Sandra Dickinson
Wowbagger:
Toby Longworth
Constant Mown:
Andy Secombe
Left Brain:
Mitch Benn
Fenchurch:
Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter:
Ed Byrne
The Guide MkII:
Stephen Hawking
The Consultant:
Lenny Henry
Heimdall:
Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown:
Tom Alexander
Eccentrica:
Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon:
Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux:
Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice:
Philip Pope
HOG Door:
Philip Pope
Modgud:
Theo Maggs
The Viking:
Theo Maggs
Announcer:
John Marsh
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Adaptor:
Dirk Maggs

The Now Show

Series 45

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Featuring Mitch Benn, Pippa Evans, Jon Holmes and Tez Ilyas.

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
Mitch Benn
Performer:
Pippa Evans
Performer:
Jon Holmes
Performer:
Tez Ilyas

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hexagonal Phase

2. Part the 0.3

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

One head is better than two - as long as you have a spare in a jar. Stars Mark Wing-Davey. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

The Voice of the Book:
John Lloyd
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia McMillan:
Sandra Dickinson
Wowbagger:
Toby Longworth
Constant Mown:
Andy Secombe
Left Brain:
Mitch Benn
Fenchurch:
Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter:
Ed Byrne
The Guide MkII:
Stephen Hawking
The Consultant:
Lenny Henry
Heimdall:
Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown:
Tom Alexander
Eccentrica:
Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon:
Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux:
Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice:
Philip Pope
HOG Door:
Philip Pope
Modgud:
Theo Maggs
The Viking:
Theo Maggs
Announcer:
John Marsh
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Adaptor:
Dirk Maggs

The Now Show

Series 44

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Jon Culshaw are joined by special guest Nish Kumar for a comic romp through the news. With Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn and Jon Holmes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Jon Culshaw
Panellist:
Nish Kumar
Panellist:
Laura Shavin
Panellist:
Mitch Benn
Panellist:
Jon Holmes

The Now Show

Series 41

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Jon Culshaw are joined by David Quantick, Pippa Evans, Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin for a comic run through the week's news. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Jon Culshaw
Performer:
David Quantick
Performer:
Laura Shavin
Performer:
Pippa Evans
Performer:
Mitch Benn

The Now Show

Series 42

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guest Elis James for a comic romp through the week's news. With Mitch Benn, Jon Holmes and Laura Shavin. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Panellist:
Elis James
Panellist:
Mitch Benn
Panellist:
Jon Holmes
Panellist:
Laura Shavin

The Now Show

Series 43

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guest Holly Walsh for a comic romp through the week's news. With Mitch Benn, Laura Shavin and Jon Holmes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Panellist:
Mitch Benn
Panellist:
Laura Shavin
Panellist:
Jon Holmes
Panellist:
Holly Walsh

The Now Show

Series 42

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Canadian vlogger IISuperwomanII plus Angela Barnes, Mitch Benn and Laura Shavin for a comic run through the week's news. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
Mitch Benn
Performer:
Laura Shavin
Performer:
Angela Barnes
Writer:
Kev Cor

The Now Show

Series 40

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Jon Holmes, Marcus Brigstocke, Mitch Benn and Pippa Evans for a comic romp through the week's news. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
Jon Holmes
Performer:
Mitch Benn
Performer:
Pippa Evans

The Now Show

Series 43

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guest Elis James for a comic romp through the week's news. With Mitch Benn, Pippa Evans and Jon Holmes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Panellist:
Elis James
Panellist:
Mitch Benn
Panellist:
Pippa Evans
Panellist:
Jon Holmes

Mitch Benn Specials

Mitch Benn Is the Fat Pink Duke

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Mitch Benn explores David Bowie’s back catalogue – and the conundrum of not really getting him as he grew up. From 2015. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mitch Benn
Writer:
Mitch Benn

The Vote Now Show

EU and Yours

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a comic take on the EU referendum, recorded just hours before broadcast, four days before polling stations open. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Ensemble:
Jon Holmes
Ensemble:
Mitch Benn
Producer:
Ed Morrish

The Now Show

Series 48

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. With Andy Zaltzman, Lucy Porter, Mitch Benn and Freya Parker. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
Andy Zaltzman
Performer:
Lucy Porter
Performer:
Mitch Benn
Performer:
Freya Parker

The Now Show

Series 47

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. With Freya Parker, John Robins, Mae Martin, Emily Taylor and Mitch Benn. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
Freya Parker
Performer:
John Robins
Performer:
Emily Taylor
Performer:
Mitch Benn
Performer:
Mae Martin

The Now Show

Series 47

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches, with help from Mitch Benn, Andy Zaltzman, Tez Ilyas, Dr Gabrielle Walker and Pippa Evans. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
Mitch Benn
Performer:
Tez Ilyas
Performer:
Pippa Evans

The Now Show

Series 44

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guest Nathan Caton for a comic romp through the week's news. With Pippa Evans, Mitch Benn and Jon Holmes. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Panellist:
Nathan Caton
Panellist:
Pippa Evans
Panellist:
Mitch Benn
Panellist:
Jon Holmes

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hexagonal Phase

5. Part the 0.83333

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 12 months

Thor vs Wowbagger in a fight-to-the-death, followed by cheesy nibbles and drinks. With Mitch Benn and Toby Longworth. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

The Voice of the Book:
John Lloyd
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia McMillan:
Sandra Dickinson
Wowbagger:
Toby Longworth
Constant Mown:
Andy Secombe
Left Brain:
Mitch Benn
Fenchurch:
Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter:
Ed Byrne
The Guide MkII:
Stephen Hawking
The Consultant:
Lenny Henry
Heimdall:
Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown:
Tom Alexander
Eccentrica:
Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon:
Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux:
Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice:
Philip Pope
HOG Door:
Philip Pope
Modgud:
Theo Maggs
The Viking:
Theo Maggs
Announcer:
John Marsh
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Adaptor:
Dirk Maggs

Mitch Benn Specials

Mitch Benn Has Left the Building

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Mitch Benn explores the phenomenon of Elvis - is he rock 'n' roll's greatest triumph, or its most tragic waste? From 2015. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mitch Benn
Writer:
Mitch Benn

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hexagonal Phase

6. A Thor in the Air

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for 12 months

Yet another fight-to-the-death for Thor, but will this one have a happy ending? Stars Simon Jones. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

The Voice of the Book:
John Lloyd
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia McMillan:
Sandra Dickinson
Wowbagger:
Toby Longworth
Constant Mown:
Andy Secombe
Left Brain:
Mitch Benn
Fenchurch:
Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter:
Ed Byrne
The Guide MkII:
Stephen Hawking
The Consultant:
Lenny Henry
Heimdall:
Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown:
Tom Alexander
Eccentrica:
Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon:
Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux:
Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice:
Philip Pope
HOG Door:
Philip Pope
Modgud:
Theo Maggs
The Viking:
Theo Maggs
Announcer:
John Marsh
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Adaptor:
Dirk Maggs