Hate figures: In this first episode of series twenty-eight of The Now Show, Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis look at why changing our hate figures is so much easier than changing the world; Mitch Benn is off to see The Boss; Jon Holmes has nothing new to say about expenses; and Marcus Brigstocke praises the people of Iran. Also featuring Laura Shavin. 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
Cricket and Kissing. Sandi Toksvig takes a look at the week’s news with guests Jeremy Hardy, Fred Macaulay, Mark Steel and Shappi Khorsandi.