Don’t Want You Back. Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis discuss the return to Britain of undesirables from Michael Jackson to the IRA. Jon Holmes looks for more honesty in advertising, Mitch Benn welcomes back France to NATO’s high command and guest Nick Doody considers the difference between America and the UK. And as an added bonus, the winner of Radio 4’s Stand Up With The Stars is announced. Produced by Ed Morrish.
Eyebrow-Raising Budget: The major news story of the week is discussed by Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis, while Lloyd Langford performs an enhanced comedic procedure, Jon Holmes examines standards in schools, and Mitch Benn seeks closure on the biggest issue of the last two months. Produced by Ed Morrish.
We Hate It When A Plan Comes Together: This week Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a look at the events marking three years to go until the Olympics, Mitch Benn has written a musical, Marcus Brigstocke says ‘Sausages’, and special guest David Quantick talks about the most boring music prize going. Also featuring Laura Shavin. Producer: Ed Morrish
University Challenged. Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and the rest of the Now Show team are back for a new series and it seems like Barak Obama is yet to save the world. So there’s more credit crunch comment and a look at Gordon Brown’s trip to the States. Jon Holmes takes a view on awards season and Mitch Benn tries to woo a very special disqualified quiz show contestant. This week there’s also a guest spot from BBC Radio 6 Music-presenting stand-up Jon Richardson, who likes to stay home and drink. Produced by Colin Anderson.