The Now Show: Series 56-58: The BBC Radio 4 topical comedy

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2021
8 hours 47 minutes
Three more series of the flagship comedy show presented by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis

The Now Show returns to put a smile on your face from a safe distance, with more topical sketches, stand-up, songs and chat.

In these 19 episodes, recorded from their home studios and broadcast to a remote audience, presenters Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by a plethora of special guests including Lucy Porter, Huge Davies, Gemma Arrowsmith, Zoe Lyons, George Fouracres, Jena Friedman, Darren Harriott, Lost Voice Guy, Eshaan Akbar, Jessica Fostekew, Chris McCausland, Daliso Chaponda, Janine Harouni and Laura Lexx.

With their characteristic wit and satirical flair, they crack wise at all things news, from the COVID-19 disruption and the vaccine rollout to Dominic Cummings' resignation, the US presidential election, Harry and Meghan's explosive Oprah Winfrey interview, Boris Johnson's new briefing room and the upcoming 2022 'Festival of Brexit'.

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 Jeffrey Aidoo, Simon Alcock, Donald Alexander, Rebecca Bain, Liam Beirne, Alex Bertulis-Fernandes, Catherine Brinkworth,Suchandrika Chakrabarti, Laura Claxton, Tasha Dhanraj, Charlie Dinkin, Toussaint Douglas, Tania Edwards, Hannah Fairweather, Aidan Fitzmaurice, Georgie Flinn, Charlie George, Gareth Gwynn, Jon Hunter, Rajiv Karia, Alex Kealy, Athena Kugblenu, Ola Labib, Helena Langdon, Jenny Laville,Laura Major,Ambika Mod, Robin Morgan, Mo Omar, Mary O'Connell, Alfie Packham, Mike Shepherd,Katie Storey, Josh Weller

Produced by Adnan Ahmed, Julia McKenzie, Victoria Lloyd and Pete Strauss
Production Co-ordinators: Caroline Barlow and Carina Andrews
Editor/Engineer: David Thomas
A BBC Studios Production

Series 56 featuring: Eshaan Akbar, Gemma Arrowsmith, Joe Barnes, Sara Barron, Scott Bennett, Huge Davies, George Fouracres, Dominic Frisby, Darren Harriott, Luke Kempner, Sooz Kempner, Rosie Jones, Zoe Lyons, Chris McCausland, Robin Morgan, Geoff Norcott, Rachel Parris, Lucy Porter, Jess Robinson, Kai Samra, Tim Sutton, Ellie Taylor, Andy Zaltzman

Series 57 featuring: Eshaan Akbar, Gemma Arrowsmith, Karen Bartke, Beardyman, Josh Berry, Catherine Bohart, Huge Davies, Sophie Duker, Flo and Joan, Jena Friedman, George Fouracres, Ivo Graham, Darren Harriott, Harry and Chris, Luke Kempner, Sooz Kempner, Sarah Keyworth, Matt Kirshen, Lost Voice Guy, Zoe Lyons, Patrick Maguire, Geoff Norcott, Katie Norris, Jess Robinson, Emma Sidi, Tim Sutton, Ellie Taylor, Felicity Ward

Series 58 featuring: Eshaan Akbar, Gemma Arrowsmith, Dane Baptiste, Karen Bartke, Beardyman, Ken Cheng, Daliso Chaponda, Alun Cochrane, Huge Davies, Jessica Fostekew, Jason Forbes, George Fouracres, Chiara Goldsmith, Felix Hagen, Janine Harouni, Kieran Hodgson, Luke Kempner, Sooz Kempner, Laura Lexx, Ria Lina, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Zoe Lyons, Chris McCausland, Geoff Norcott, Katie Norris, Rachel Parris, Lucy Porter, Jess Robinson, Tim Sutton, Ellie Taylor

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 6 March-10 April 2020 (Series 56), 30 October-4 December 2020 (Series 57), 26 February-9 April 2021 (Series 58)

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