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A Night in the Opera

Scottish theatre director and Christian, Suzanne Lofthus, travels to Italy to mount a play of The Story of Christ in Europe’s biggest jail, The Opera Prison in Milan. With a cast of 30 male inmates plus 10 women prisoners from the nearby Bollate women’s prison,…

Three Parent Babies

Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator. The historic and controversial move is to prevent children being born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle – who developed the advanced form of IVF – are expected…

17/12/2016

Colin Murray plays host as his guests aim to gain points whilst discussing the sporting stories of the week. Points are awarded for informed comment, wit and passion but taken away for drivel and answers lacking in conviction. In the final round, the top two…

Abuse Allegations in US Gymnastics

We look at the sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed gymnastics in the USA. We hear from former gymnast Rachael Denhollander on waiving her right to anonymity to accuse former USA national team doctor Dr Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. We also hear from John…

Survival Stories: ‘We Ate Spiders, Flies and Worms’

Lost in a barren and unforgiving part of Turkey, and forced to hide for days in a cave to get away from torrential rain and floods, a group of students turn to berries, grass and insects for sustenance. We speak to two of the students:…

Commemorating Taiwan’s ‘Comfort Women’

As President-elect Donald Trump provokes ‘serious concern’ from China over his policy towards Taiwan, we hear about a new museum in Taiwan’s capital Taipei, commemorating the so called ‘comfort women’. Two thousand Taiwanese women, and many more from elsewhere in the region were forced to…

16/12/2016

Helen puts on a brave face, and Ruth begs Pip to reconsider.

The Now Show, 16 December 2016

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by James Acaster, Suzi Ruffell, Luke Kempner and Pippa Evans as they present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. This week the team look back at a momentous 2016, and celebrate Christmas with Lindsay Lohan… Written by…