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.

Episodes

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03Eu And Yours2016061920160620 (BBC7)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present an ultra-topical look at the EU referendum.

The Now Show: EU and Yours, is a comic take on the EU Referendum, recorded just hours before broadcast, four days before polling stations open. Should we stay or should we go? We definitely won't be giving a definitive answer, but Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Jon Holmes, Mitch Benn and some special guests will be here to help you make up your mind.

Presenter... Steve Punt

Presenter... Hugh Dennis

Guest... Jon Holmes

Guest... Mitch Benn

Producer... Ed Morrish

A BBC Studios Production.

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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.

010720100426

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.

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20150425 (BBC7)

The Now Show gang present their critique of the second of the leaders' debates.

A series of election specials from the Now Show gang kicks off this evening. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis will host a series of six shows spread across four weeks in the lead up to the General Election. With the help of Jon Holmes, Pippa Evans, Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn and special guests from across the political spectrum they'll give their own unique take on the election news and shenanigans. In the first show there'll be their critique of the second of the leader's debates.

In the first episode Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Jon Holmes, Pippa Evans, Mitch Benn, Sean Kemp and Nish Kumar.

Producers; Alexandra Smith, Joe Nunnery and Rachel Wheeley.

Executive Producer Alison Vernon-smith.

A series of election specials from the Now Show gang kicks off this evening. will host a series of six shows spread across four weeks in the lead up to the General Election. With the help of Jon Holmes, Pippa Evans, Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn and special guests from across the political spectrum they'll give their own unique take on the election news and shennanigans. In the first show there'll be their critique of the second of the leader's debates.

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A series of election specials from the Now Show team. Hosted by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis

A series of election specials from the Now Show team. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guests to give their own unique take on the week's election shenanigans.

Episode two features Pippa Evans, Mitch Benn, Andy Zaltzman, Julia Hartley-brewer and Lolly Adefope.

Producers; Alexandra Smith, Joe Nunnery and Rachel Wheeley.

Executive Producer Alison Vernon-smith.

Episode two features Pippa Evans, Mitch Benn, Andy Zaltzman and Lolly Adefope.

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A series of election specials from the Now Show team. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis host a series of six shows spread across four weeks in the lead up to the General Election. With the help of Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin, Mitch Benn, Liam Williams and special guest Danny Finklestein, they'll give their own unique take on the election news and shenanigans.

Producers; Alexandra Smith, Joe Nunnery and Rachel Wheeley.

Executive Producer Alison Vernon-smith.

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Episode four features Laura Shavin, John Robins, Ben Partridge, Deborah Orr and Adam Kay.

Producers; Alexandra Smith, Joe Nunnery and Rachel Wheeley.

Executive Producer Alison Vernon-smith.

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0206 LAST2015050820150510 (R4)

The last in a series of election specials from the Now Show team. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guests to give their own unique take on the week's shennanigans and the election outcome.

Episode six features John Finnemore, Holly Walsh, Isabel Hardman and Pippa Evans.

Producers; Alexandra Smith, Joe Nunnery and Rachel Wheeley.

Executive Producer Alison Vernon-smith.