The Now Show
4th April 2003 to 9th May 2003
The Now Show is a British radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4, which satirises the week's news. The show is a mixture of stand-up,
sketches and songs hosted by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. The show features regular appearances by Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin, Emma Kennedy,
or occasionally Sue Perkins, for the female voices, a monologue by Marcus Brigstocke, and music by Mitch Benn, Pippa Evans or Adam Kay.
Most episodes feature a special guest e.g. Robin Ince, Rory Bremner, Dave Gorman, Simon Munnery, Al Murray, Andy Zaltzman, Paul Sinha,
Richard Stilgoe, Dr Phil Hammond, Barry Cryer, John Finnemore, Andy Parsons, Shappi Khorsandi, Nathan Caton, Grace Petrie, Sarah Kendall
and Francesca Martinez. Jon Culshaw has featured on the 2004 and 2005 Christmas editions and also starred in the 2008 Christmas edition.
Guests have also stood in for absent cast members.
The series is a successor to the early 1990s topical comedy show The Mary Whitehouse Experience, in which Punt and Dennis were a key
part, although its origins lie with the short-lived Live on Arrival from 1988.
The programme first aired on 26 September 1998.
Low bitrate and mono but perfectly audible.
Thanks to the original uploader who probably recorded on cassette tape then transcoded to mp3. This would have taken some time and effort for which he or she is due our thanks.
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