2016 Edinburgh Fringe

Radio Active

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Radio Active

Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope reunite to bring classic scripts from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series back to its Edinburgh Festival Fringe birthplace. Book early!

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
3rd Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
4th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
5th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
6th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
7th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
8th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
9th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
10th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
11th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
12th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
13th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
14th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
16th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
17th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
18th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
19th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
20th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
21st Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
22nd Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
23rd Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
24th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
25th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
26th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
27th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard
28th Aug 16.20 Pleasance Courtyard

Reviews

Press articles

Angus Deayton on returning to where he began

Angus Deayton is back where it all began.

Alan Shaw, The Sunday Post, 20th August 2016

Edinburgh festival 2016: the shows we recommend

Plan your Edinburgh schedule with this digest of our tips and reviews. Shows are listed by start time. This page will be updated daily throughout the festival.

The Guardian, 9th August 2016

Angus Deayton on turning 60 and his new passion

Angus Deayton turned 60 this year. He threw an "enormous" birthday party in Florence though he had to postpone it by a few weeks when he decided to take part in the ITV reality television show, Drive, which saw him racing buggies and Formula 4 cars against celebrities such as Louis Walsh, Mariella Frostrup and Colin Jackson.

Alice Jones, i Newspaper, 9th August 2016

Angus Deayton: When did I last cry? England 1 Iceland 2

The actor and presenter on footballing heroes - and villains - Scottish legs and being a metrosexual.

Rosanna Greenstreet, The Guardian, 6th August 2016

Comedy is still king, but with less attendants

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is with us and this year, more than ever comedy is king. Yet, this year, more than ever, stand-up comedy rules supreme, and it's to be expected. Not only is the nation on the search for post-Brexit referendum, negative interest rates, pre-President Trump laughs, it's on the search for cheap laughs. That is, recession laughs, shows which are relatively cheap to stage.

Brian Beacom, The Herald, 3rd August 2016

Angus Deayton on why he's embraced turning 60

The funny man, presenter and actor Angus Deayton, 60, won't go into the scandals in his life, but he does talk retirement, fouling Maradona, and drawing the line at testicles.

Lara Kilner, The Mirror, 31st July 2016

Angus Deayton on his comedy roots

Angus Deayton said he reliving the good old days by performing scripts from the early 80s at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

Steve Hendry, Daily Record, 31st July 2016

Angus Deayton on returning to the Fringe

Angus Deayton has long intrigued. He's a unique talent, one of the first to straddle the twin towers of television presentation and acting at the same time, with Have I Got News For You and One Foot In The Grave. Yet he has never been a typical presenter.

Brian Beacom, The Herald, 30th July 2016

10 Fringe comedians aged over 60

Edinburgh's often very focussed on the young and the new. But forget those whipper-snappers, complaining about the weight of turning 30, what about those with real experience of the world? Here's our round-up of just some of the over-60s hitting the festival. In ascending order of age.

Chortle, 21st July 2016

Interview: Richard Wilson and Angus Deayton

Old pals and former sitcom buddies they may be, but they're unlikely to see each other's shows at the Festival this year.

Craig McLean, The List, 12th July 2016

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