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From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on March 22, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 22nd March (p074br5v.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches Featuring Andy Zaltzman, Vikki Stone, Geoff Norcott and Emma Sidi. Written by the cast with additional material from Laura Major, Ian Smith, Catherine Brinkworth, Kat Sadler and Jeffrey Aidoo. Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on March 15, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 15th March (p073pjgt.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches Alongside our look at a packed week in Westminster, we are joined by Darren Harriott (who gives us a guide to Online Terminology), Ivo Graham (who goes to the match) and Jess Robinson (who has definitely forgotten something). Cast Member: Luke Kempner Written by the cast with additional material from Liam Beirne, Sarah Morgan, Catherine Brinkworth and Aidan Fitzmaurice. Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on March 8, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 8th March (p072zxxy.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week Neil Delamere visit the Groom Academy, Flo and Joan sing a song for International Women's Day and Marcus Brigstocke asks 'do we get the politicians we deserve. It was written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Robin Morgan, Nathan Roberts, Phoebe Roy and Edward Tew. Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on March 1, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 1st March (p072c0fm.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. This week we look to kick the news can down the road whilst enjoying some unseasonably warm weather. We hear Heidi Regan's take on climate change, Ian Moore takes his French Citizenship test and Jess Robinson pays tribute to our new queen... It was written by the cast, with additional material from Ed Amsden, Tom Coles, Mike Shephard, Catherine Brinkworth and Kai Samra. The song was written and arranged by Jess Robinson, Matthew Crosby and Michael Roulston. The producer was Adnan Ahmed. And it was a BBC Studios production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Feb. 22, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 22nd February 2019 (p071pxj7.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week we are breaking away to form our own independent topical comedy show. Listen in as Gareth Gwynn delves into the archive to explore our relationship with Europe and Suzi Ruffell battles trolls... Jake Yapp provides music with Gemma Arrowsmith as additional cast. Written by the cast, with additional material from Jack Bernhardt, Laura Major, Esyllt Sears, Catherine Brinkworth and Kat Sadler. Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Feb. 15, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

The News Quiz 15 Feb 2019 (p0710tc6.mp3)

Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Susan Calman and Paul Sinha. This week: good news in Brexit as Liam Fox reveals 4 signed trade deals; bad news for the Labour Party as Kier Starmer recommends new measures to tackle anti-Semitism; and sad news for Russia as Vladimir Putin suggests logging off from the world wide web. Zeb Soanes reads the news. Miles' script was written by Catherine Brinkworth, Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Benjamin Partridge, with additional material from Alice Etches, Nathan Roberts and Phoebe Roy. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Feb. 8, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

The News Quiz 08 Feb 2019 (p070c714.mp3)

It's a week of two Donalds - Donald Trump who gave his third State of the Union address, and Donald Tusk who thought there should be a "special place in hell" for those who promoted Brexit without a plan of how to enact it. Miles Jupp hosts, with Susan Calman, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Desiree Burch & Helen Lewis. Caroline Nicholls reads the news. Miles' script is written by Madeleine Brettingham, Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch and Sarah Morgan, with additional material by Eleanor Morton & Kat Sadler. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Feb. 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 01 Feb 2019 (p06zqwgb.mp3)

Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with Andy Hamilton, Ayesha Hazarika, Tim Shipman & Lucy Porter. Stories this week include Theresa May's return to Brussels to discuss the backstop, and the Polar Vortex. The programme ends with a tribute to Jeremy Hardy who died on Friday morning. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Jan. 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 25 Jan 2019 (p06z3pmk.mp3)

Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with guests Hugo Rifkind, Neil Delamere, Jen Brister and Nish Kumar. This week: What is Plan B? Why have the Yeoman of the Guard got Beef? And who will play the dog who made friends with another dog and a goat? Miles script was written by Benjamin Partridge, Laura Major & Mike Shephard with additional material from Adele Cliff and Kat Sadler. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Jan. 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 18 Jan 2019 (p06yh706.mp3)

The News Quiz team on progress with Brexit, how razor brand Gillette hurt a lot of men's feelings, and a mental image of Piers Morgan that even Marie Kondo can't tidy up. Miles Jupp hosts, with guests Andy Hamilton, Katie Perrior, Danielle Ward and Phil Wang. Diana Speed reads the news. Miles' script is written by Madeleine Brettingham, Robin Morgan & Max Davies, with additional material by Catherine Brinkworth and Esyllt Sears. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Jan. 11, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

News Quiz 11th Jan 2019 (p06xvfyb.mp3)

Series 98 of the long running satirical show. Joining Miles Jupp this week are Francis Wheen, Helen Lewis, Paul Sinha and Eleanor Tiernan. On the menu this week, a last minute amendment and a stray snake. Writers: Laura Major, Robin Morgan and Benjamin Partridge with additional material by Tom Mayhew and Kat Sadler. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Jan. 4, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

News Quiz 4th Jan 2019 (p06x78y3.mp3)

Miles Jupp returns with a new series of the News Quiz. Hugo Rifkind, Andrew Maxwell, Simon Evans and Zoe Lyons are the guests hurtling and sashaying their way into a news-packed 2019. On this week's programme a lack of ferries and an abundance of sugar. Writers: Nick Doody, Jenny Laville and Benjamin Partridge with additional material by Simon Alcock, Catherine Brinkworth and Kat Sadler. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Dec. 28, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

News Quiz Best of 2018 (p06vyf1y.mp3)

In this special programme, Miles Jupp looks back at the best bits of News Quizzing from 2018. Featuring news stories big and small from international diplomatic wranglings to the pomp of a royal wedding via some less familiar "and finally" whimsy. Also features the pick of listener cuttings sent in across the year - well, the broadcastable ones at least. Writer: Mike Shephard Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Dec. 21, 2018, 7 p.m.

Dead Ringers (p06w9pld.mp3)

What did Jeremy Corbyn really say under his breath in the house of commons?

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Dec. 14, 2018, 7 p.m.

Dead Ringers (p06vm3l0.mp3)

The government continues to provide plenty of employment to satire writers.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Dec. 7, 2018, 7 p.m.

Dead Ringers (p06tymt6.mp3)

A special Christmas episode with no mention of Christmas

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Nov. 30, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 6 (p06tbcsn.mp3)

Hugh Dennis presents the week's news via topical sketches and stand up.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Nov. 30, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 6 (p06tbfb8.mp3)

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