Behind the scenes on The Now Show 2012 - Live!
Check out our behind-the-scenes gallery for The Now Show 2012 - Live! episode one.
The table read
The first read of the day is combined with tasty, tasty snacks.
Julia and Steve
Producer Julia McKenzie and Steve Punt scrutinise the script.
The dressing room
The cast take a well-earned break between rehearsals.
Steve in the dressing room
Steve catches up with the latest Olympic results in the dressing room.
The team do an 'on mic rehearsal' before going live.
Margaret and Steve
Guest Margaret Cabourn-Smith joins Steve onstage.
Margaret, John and Mitch
The cast members await their big moment.
Hugh Dennis tests the freshly-written material out on the microphone.
Guest John Finnemore admits to becoming an overnight fan of the Olympics.
The audience take their places for the show.
- Audience question: what poetic sounding problems is the UK heading for?
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- Audience question: devise your own triathalon consisting of three events, skills or disciplines at which you are world class
- Audience question: which celebrity would you send to which Olympic event and why?
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