The Vote Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a nightly satirical round up of election news and comment from comedians, journalists and commentators.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Radio Theatre about 4 hours before transmission, this is a very topical comedy show.

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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present a nightly satirical round up of election news and comment from comedians, journalists and commentators.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Radio Theatre about 4 hours before transmission, this is a very topical comedy show.

Chapter 1

Punt and Dennis

Punt and Dennis look at the day's election news.

Chapter 2

Mitch Benn Song

Mitch Benn hears the starting gun of the election campaign.

Chapter 3

Andy Zaltzman takes on John Humphrys

Chapter 4

Jon Holmes speech

Jon Holmes gives tips on how to make a speech more stirring.

Chapter 5

Interview with Peter Oborne

Interview with Peter Oborne, political columnist for the Daily Mail.

Chapter 6

Fantasy Cricket

Fantasy Cricket, with Peter Oborne and Andy Zaltzman.

Chapter 7

Audience Question

Audience Question: What have you regretted writing down?

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Chapter 1

Punt and Dennis

Punt and Dennis look at the day's election news.

Chapter 2

Local News

Chapter 3

Richard Stilgoe Song

Richard Stilgoe puts on his dancing shoes.

Chapter 4

Campaign Leaflet Do's and Don'ts

John Finnemore gives us campaign leaflet dos and don'ts.

Chapter 5

Interview with Julia Hartley-brewer

Interview with Julia Hartley-brewer, political columnist for the Sunday Express.

Chapter 6

Citizenship Test

Citizenship Test, with Julia Harley-Brewer, John Finnemore and Richard Stilgoe.

Chapter 7

Audience Question

Audience Question: How would you sum up your feelings towards the election on a t-shirt?

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Chapter 1

Round Up of Today's News

Steve Punt rounds up the day's election news.

Chapter 2

Local Election News

Your local election news.

Chapter 3

Voter Apathy

Miles Jupp can't be bothered with voter apathy.

Chapter 4

Honest Campaign song

James Sherwood offers the Liberal Democrats an honest campaign anthem.

Chapter 5

Australian perspective on the Election

Sarah Kendall gives an Australian perspective on our General Election.

Chapter 6

Interview with Michael Cockerell

BBC political documentary maker Michael Cockerell talks about the leaders' debates.

Chapter 7

James Sherwood Song

James Sherwood presents advice to the leaders in advance of their first televised debate.

Chapter 8

Match the Quote to the Leader

Chapter 9

Audience Question

Audience Question: What questions should be on the British Citizenship Test?

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Chapter 1

Punt and Dennis

Punt and Dennis look at the day's election news.

Chapter 2

Abandoman's rap

Abandoman improvise a rap around some policy suggestions.

Chapter 3

'Big Society'

Andy Zaltzman reports on the 'Big Society'.

Chapter 4

Sunderland South

Susan Calman visits Sunderland South to find out if they really get the fastest results.

Chapter 5

Change

Zoe Lyons reports on the ubiquitousness of the word 'change'.

Chapter 6

Interview with Gyles Brandreth

Interview with Gyles Brandreth - what was it like as a candidate on the campaign trail?

Chapter 7

Political Dictionary Corner

Political Dictionary Corner with Andy Zaltzman and Gyles Brandreth

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Chapter 1

Punt and Dennis

Punt and Dennis round up the day's election news.

Chapter 2

Gambling in the Election

Marcus Brigstocke reports on gambling in the election.

Chapter 3

Song about the Campaign Trail

Philip Pope sings a song from the lonesome campaign trail.

Chapter 4

The Parties' use of Social Media

Mark Watson guides us through the parties' use of social media.

Chapter 5

Matthew Wright Interview

Matthew Wright talks about interviewing politicians and celebrities.

Chapter 6

Audience Question

Audience Question: What's the finest you've ever cut it to do something important?

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Chapter 1

What's New Today?

Punt and Dennis round up the day's election news.

Chapter 2

The Overlooked

John Finnemore takes a look inside his imagination at some really small parties.

Chapter 3

The Key Constituent

Mitch Benn on living in marginal territory.

Chapter 4

The Ballot Box

Steve Punt takes a look inside a very important receptacle.

Chapter 5

The Mums' Vote

Alun Cochrane examines why politicians are after the mums' vote.

Chapter 6

Money Talking

We ask Robert Peston who really runs Britain.

Chapter 7

Financial Just a Minute

Our guests explain finance without hesitation, repetition or total confusion.

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Chapter 1

What's new today?

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis update us on the latest political derring-do.

Chapter 2

Is First Past the Post past it?

Andy Zaltzman examines different voting systems, real and imaginary.

Chapter 3

Transatlantic view

Tina C considers our leaders debate in song.

Chapter 4

Britain in Europe

German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn with his view on our election.

Chapter 5

PEB 2010

Film critic Mark Kermode takes a look at this election's crop of party broadcasts.

Chapter 6

British, German or Hollyood

Mark Kermode, Andy Zaltzman, and Henning Wehn guess whether striking quotations come from Westminster, Berlin or Tinseltown.

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Chapter 1

The Headlines

Punt and Dennis romp through the day's election news like a pair of satirical gazelles.

Chapter 2

Nicholas

John Shuttleworth reveals the true reason for the Liberal Democrats' resurgence.

Chapter 3

Image is Everything

Mitch Benn attempts to make himself look electable.

Chapter 4

Electopop

David Quantick makes us a campaign mixtape.

Chapter 5

Leaders' Wives

Political columnist for the Evening Standard Anne Mcelvoy discusses the importance of Samantha, Sarah and Miriam.

Chapter 6

Whose Desert Island Disc Is It Anyway?

Political journalist Anne takes on music journalist David in guessing which political figure picked a given track to take on the island.

Chapter 7

Audience Question

What have you ever gatecrashed?

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Chapter 1

Bigotry and the Deficit

Punt and Dennis chew over the day's national and local news.

Chapter 2

Gordon Brown's Swansong

Richie Webb sings what is in Gordon's head.

Chapter 3

Leaders' debate advice

John Finnemore has found dossiers containing advice for the leaders ahead of the last debate.

Chapter 4

Celebrity Endorsement

Jon Holmes tries to offer his celebrity support to all the candidates in his local constituency.

Chapter 5

Information Overload

Susan Calman can't see the wood for the trees when she tries to follow the election campaign.

Chapter 6

Special Guest Kate Adie

Harking back to a simpler time, Kate tells us tales from the campaign trail.

Chapter 7

Was George Formby a floating voter?

Richie Webb, armed with a Ukelele, thinks so.

Chapter 8

Trivia Quiz: Politically Correct

Can Kate Adie and Susan Calman tell fact from fiction in our election history quiz?

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Chapter 1

The Final Push Begins(05.55)

Punt and Dennis bring us the latest from the campaign trail.

Chapter 2

Cutbacks Advice from the Hood(01.45)

Doc Brown raps us some financial sense.

Chapter 3

Media Bias(09.00)

John Finnemore takes a very one-sided view.

Chapter 4

Opinion Polling(04.45)

Holly Walsh investigates the ubiquitous phenomena of opinions polls by doing an opinion poll.

Chapter 5

Special Guest: Hugo Rifkind(04.15)

A look into the workings of a broadsheet newspaper at election time.

Chapter 6

A game of Political Fortunes(04.30)

Holly and Hugo try and guess how the studio audience have answered our opinion poll questions.

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Chapter 1

The Headlines(04.35)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis.

Chapter 2

Three in a Bed(01.30)

Isy Suttie's take on a classic tune.

Chapter 3

Bonkers(03.35)

Andi Osho wants a new PM.

Chapter 4

Child's Play(05.00)

Jon Holmes asks younger people about their political views.

Chapter 5

Lie to Me(02.20)

Jon Richardson explains why he doesn't mind being deceived.

Chapter 6

World News Today(04.35)

Zeinab Badawi gives us a global perspective on our election.

Chapter 7

Going for Electoral Gold(06.10)

We test Zeinab Badawi and Jon Richardson's knowledge of international politics.

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Chapter 1

News Update, with Impartiality Check(05.30)

Punt and Dennis with the latest.

Chapter 2

Swingometer-Mania(04.00)

Jon Holmes on Election night technology.

Chapter 3

We Won't be Happy(01.10)

Mitch Benn believes it really doesn't matter who wins.

Chapter 4

The First Day(06.00)

Hugh Dennis on what's in store for the newly-elected MP.

Chapter 5

The Future(04.00)

Andy Zaltzman consults his crystal ball to find out what will happen after the results are in.

Chapter 6

Being British(04.20)

Steve and Hugh ask special guest AA Gill if our election is peculiarly British.

Chapter 7

Dimble-be Alright on the Night(05.15)

Election night coverage trivia quiz.