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I’m a great fan of The Now Show, a BBC Radio 4 comedy. Because two of my favourite radio shows have been going almost since as long as I can remember (ISIHAC since 1972, The News Quiz since 1977) I tend to think of The Now Show as a newcomer. In fact it has been broadcast since 1998 and has more than fifty series behind it, with an output of more than four hundred editions. The show is topical and satirical and a regular cast is joined each week by guests to present a mixture of comment, sketches and monologues.
Each programmme ends with a segment reading out three or four of the audience’s answers to a question put to them on arrival, in my opinion often the best part! I’m including two of my all time favourites here as their format doesn’t really fit the randomly generated examples throughout the site.
|“We asked our audience three scientific questions …”|
|What is Brownian Motion?||“I’m dyslexic … so entitled to 25% extra time to answer”|
|The five common characteristics of animals?||“I also have ADHD, and am now bored with science”|
|What is a Benzine Ring?||“Oh look, a squirrel!”|
|Three things you like about Europe:||“French wine||Belgian chocolate||Polish plumbers”|
|And three things you don’t like:||“Polish wine||French chocolate||Belgian plumbers”|