Pramface. Alan Derbyshire (Angus Deayton)
Angus Deayton

Angus Deayton

  • 68 years old
  • English
  • Actor and writer
Pramface. Alan Derbyshire (Angus Deayton)

Angus Deayton is an actor, writer, comedian, and broadcaster known as the original and long-term presenter of topical news panel game Have I Got News For You until 2002, and host of Would I Lie To You? from 2007 to 2008.

Year Production Role
2023 One Foot In The Grave: 30 Years Of Laughs Self
2022 The Emily Atack Show - Series 3
  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E6 - Future
Narrator
2022 Alone - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Best Upstairs Neighbour Ever
  2. E2 - The Longest Brief Thing
  3. E3 - Cat and Mice
  4. E4 - Ellie Retirement
  5. E5 - The Toy Man
  6. E6 - Domestic Blitz
Mitch
2021 Funniest Ever Christmas TV Cock-Ups Narrator
2021 Alone - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Remember The Date
  2. E2 - Unpacking The Yada Yada
  3. E3 - Undercover Hamster
  4. E4 - Man Down
  5. E5 - One's Company
  6. E6 - Best Man Wins
Mitch
2021 Happy Birthday Mr Bean Self
2019 Alone - Series 2
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  1. E1 - A Cry For No Help
  2. E2 - Anti-Valentine's Day
  3. E3 - A Few Loose Ends
  4. E4 - Front Window
  5. E5 - The Big Scene
  6. E6 - Friday Nights, Saturday Mornings
Mitch
2019 Radio Active: The 40th Anniversary Show Self
2019 Radio Active Self
2018 Believe It! - Series 4
  1. E3 - Boyfriend
Self
2018 Alone - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Long Bad Friday Night
  2. E2 - Not Listening But Hearing
Mitch
2018 Radio Active Self
2018 Benidorm: Ten Years On Holiday Narrator
2017 Believe It! - Series 3
  1. E1 - Knight Fever
Self
2017 Brian Pern - Brian Pern: A Tribute
  1. Special - Brian Pern: A Tribute
Self
2017 Alone - Pilot Mitch
2016 Radio Active - 2016 Special Writer
2016 Radio Active - 2016 Special Ensemble Actor
2016 Radio Active Self
2016 Benidorm - Series 8
  1. E5 - Episode Five
Grenville Titcombe
2014 Christmas Epic Fails Host / Presenter
2014 One Foot In The Grave - A Celebration Of A Comedy Classic Self
2014 Monks Cardinal Montgomery
2014 The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure Self
2014 Pramface - Series 3
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  1. E1 - I'm Excited Too!
  2. E2 - Tinker, Tiger, Lobster
  3. E5 - Enchanted Picnic
  4. E6 - Kiss For The Camera
Alan Derbyshire
2013 Pramface - Series 2
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  1. E1 - The Edge Of Hell
  2. E2 - Stay At Home Losers
  3. E3 - Supermum And Hardguy2000
  4. E4 - Just Two People With A Kid
  5. E7 - Optimum Conditions
Alan Derbyshire
2012 Mr Blue Sky - Series 2
  1. E4 - With Deepest Sympathy
Priest
2012 Pramface - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Like Narnia But Sexy
  2. E2 - Pregnant Rapist
  3. E3 - Edinburgh... In Scotland
  4. E4 - Man Of The Moment
  5. E5 - Knocked Up And Homeless
  6. E6 - Aaargh
Alan Derbyshire
2012 Playing The Moldovans At Tennis David
2011 It's Your Round - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2011 It's Your Round - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Host / Presenter
2011 24 Hour Panel People Guest
2011 It's Your Round - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2011 It's Your Round - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Host / Presenter
2010 The Many Faces Of... - Series 1
  1. E1 - The Many Faces Of Richard Wilson
Self
2010 Pete And Dud: The Lost Sketches Ensemble Actor
2008 Would I Lie To You? - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - The Best Of Would I Lie To You?
Writer (Additional Material)
2008 Would I Lie To You? - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - The Best Of Would I Lie To You?
Host / Presenter
2008 Comedy Sketchbook Host / Presenter
2007 Would I Lie To You? - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer (Additional Material)
2007 Would I Lie To You? - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Host / Presenter
2006 Help Yourself, With Angus Deayton
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
2006 Help Yourself, With Angus Deayton
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Host / Presenter
2005 Nighty Night - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Don Cole
2005 Absolute Power - Series 2
  1. E6 - The House Of Lords
Colin Priestly
2005 Monkey Trousers
  1. E4 - Episode Four
Various
2005 Marigold Kenneth
2004 The All Star Comedy Show
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  1. E1 - Episode One
Ensemble Actor
2004 Britain's Best Sitcom
  1. E1 - The Launch
  2. E6 - One Foot In The Grave
Guest
2004 Nighty Night - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Don Cole
2004 Bognor Or Bust Host / Presenter
2003 Absolute Power - Series 1
  1. E4 - Mr Fox
Colin Priestly
2003 Comedians' Comedians - Series 2
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  1. E5 - Alexei Sayle
  2. E6 - Peter Sellers
Host / Presenter
2002 Peter Cook - A Posthumorous Tribute Self
2002 Radio Active - 2002 Special Writer
2002 Radio Active - 2002 Special Ensemble Actor
2002 Have I Got News For You - Series 24
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Host / Presenter
2002 Have I Got News For You - Series 23
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
2001 Have I Got News For You - Series 22
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - Christmas Special
  10. Special - Highlights Special
Host / Presenter
2001 Happiness - Series 1
  1. E6 - Episode Six
Self
2001 Have I Got News For You - Series 21
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  1. Special - Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - The 2001 General Election Special
Host / Presenter
2000 The End Of The Year Show With Angus Deayton Host / Presenter
2000 I Don't Believe It! - The One Foot In The Grave Story Self
2000 I Don't Believe It! - The One Foot In The Grave Story Host / Presenter
2000 Comedians' Comedians - Series 1
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  1. E3 - Peter Cook
Host / Presenter
2000 Have I Got News For You - Series 20
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - Highlights Special
Host / Presenter
2000 One Foot In The Grave - Series 6
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  1. E1 - The Executioner's Song
  2. E5 - The Dawn Of Man
Patrick Trench
2000 Coupling - Series 1
  1. E2 - Size Matters
Self
2000 Have I Got News For You - Series 19
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
2000 The Nearly Complete And Utter History Of Everything
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Writer
2000 The Nearly Complete And Utter History Of Everything
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
Host / Presenter
1999 Have I Got News For You - Series 18
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - Highlights Special
Host / Presenter
1999 Have I Got News For You - Series 17
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  1. Special - Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over
  2. E1 - Episode One
  3. E2 - Episode Two
  4. E3 - Episode Three
  5. E4 - Episode Four
  6. E5 - Episode Five
  7. E6 - Episode Six
  8. E7 - Episode Seven
  9. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
1999 Angus Deayton's History Of Alternative Comedy Host / Presenter
1999 A History Of Alternative Comedy Host / Presenter
1998 The End Of The Year Show With Angus Deayton Host / Presenter
1998 Have I Got News For You - Series 16
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - Highlights Special
Host / Presenter
1998 Have I Got News For You - Series 15
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
1997 The End Of The Year Show With Angus Deayton Host / Presenter
1997 One Foot In The Grave - 1996 & 1997 Specials
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  1. Special - Starbound
Patrick Trench
1997 Have I Got News For You - Series 14
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - Highlights Special
Host / Presenter
1997 Have I Got News For You - Series 13
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. Special - The 1997 General Election Special
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
1996 The End Of The Year Show With Angus Deayton Host / Presenter
1996 Have I Got News For You - Series 12
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. E9 - Episode Nine
  10. Special - Highlights Special
Host / Presenter
1996 Lord Of Misrule MI5 Man
1996 Have I Got News For You - Series 11
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
1996 Fantasy Football - Series 3
  1. E11 - Episode Ten
  2. E16 - Episode Fifteen
Guest
1995 The End Of The Year Show With Angus Deayton Host / Presenter
1995 Have I Got News For You - Series 10
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - Highlights Special
Host / Presenter
1995 Room 101 - Series 2
  1. E7 - Angus Deayton
Guest
1995 Have I Got News For You - Series 9
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
1995 One Foot In The Grave - Series 5
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  1. Special - The Man Who Blew Away
  2. E4 - Hole In The Sky
  3. Special - The Wisdom Of The Witch
Patrick Trench
1994 Have I Got News For You - Series 8
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - Christmas Special
Host / Presenter
1994 Have I Got News For You - Series 7
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
1994 Smashie & Nicey - End Of An Era Self
1993 If You See God, Tell Him
  1. E1 - Episode One
Bank Manager
1993 Have I Got News For You - Series 6
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  1. Special - Have I Got News For You: The Downing Street Years
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. Special - Christmas Special
Host / Presenter
1993 KYTV - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
1993 KYTV - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Mike Channel
1993 Have I Got News For You - Series 5
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
1993 One Foot In The Grave - Series 4
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  1. E1 - The Pit And The Pendulum
  2. E4 - Warm Champagne
  3. E6 - Secret Of The Seven Sorcerers
Patrick Trench
1992 Have I Got News For You - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. E9 - Episode Nine
  10. Special - Christmas Special
Host / Presenter
1992 Have I Got News For You - Series 3
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  1. Special - The 1992 General Election Special
  2. E1 - Episode One
  3. E2 - Episode Two
  4. E3 - Episode Three
  5. E4 - Episode Four
  6. E5 - Episode Five
  7. E6 - Episode Six
  8. E7 - Episode Seven
  9. E8 - Episode Eight
  10. E9 - Episode Nine
  11. E10 - Episode Ten
Host / Presenter
1992 KYTV - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Mike Channel
1992 KYTV - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
1992 One Foot In The Grave - Series 3
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  1. Special - The Man In The Long Black Coat
  2. E3 - The Broken Reflection
  3. E5 - Beware The Trickster On The Roof
Patrick Trench
1992 Rowan Atkinson Live Ensemble Actor
1991 Have I Got News For You - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
  9. E9 - Episode Nine
  10. E10 - Episode Ten
  11. Special - Christmas Special
Host / Presenter
1991 Alexei Sayle's Stuff - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Yellow The Follow Rick Broad
  2. E2 - Clam Nation
  3. E3 - Buckle My Chives
  4. E4 - Why Are They Now?
  5. E5 - Vanessa Goes Bonkers
  6. E6 - What's This Organ Doing In The Scullery?
Ensemble Actor
1991 Doctor At The Top
  1. E3 - The V.I.P.
Adrian Quint
1990 One Foot In The Grave - Series 2
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  1. E4 - Who Will Buy?
  2. Special - Who's Listening
Patrick Trench
1990 Have I Got News For You - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Episode Eight
Host / Presenter
1990 KYTV - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Writer
1990 KYTV - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
Mike Channel
1990 Mr. Bean
  1. E3 - The Curse Of Mr. Bean
Swimming Pool Attendant
1990 Have I Got News For You Writer (Additional Material)
1990 The British Comedy Awards Host / Presenter
1989 Alexei Sayle's Stuff - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Tinkering With Teeth
  2. E2 - Westward H2O
  3. E3 - My Pal Mozart
  4. E4 - Six Body Builders Of The Italian Renaissance
  5. E5 - Whistling Calculus For Tax Purposes
  6. E6 - Margaret Drabble - The Hard Way
Ensemble Actor
1989 KYTV - Pilot Writer
1989 KYTV - Pilot Mike Channel
1989 The Tall Guy Actor in Agent's Office
1988 Alexei Sayle's Stuff - Series 1
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  1. E2 - From Avogadro To Ava Gardner
  2. E3 - Cartesian Dualism For The Fuller Figure
  3. E4 - The Dobsey Twins Isolate Radium
  4. E5 - Leibnitz - Man Or Biscuit?
  5. E6 - How To Point At Chickens
Ensemble Actor
1988 Chelmsford 123 - Series 1
  1. E6 - Peeled Grapes And Pedicures
Aldridge
1987 Radio Active - Series 7
  1. E5 - Mike Says - Here's a Bit of Talent
  2. E6 - The Flu Special
Composer
1987 Radio Active - Series 7
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  1. E1 - It Was Twenty Years Ago Last Tuesday
  2. E2 - Radio Radio Programme
  3. E3 - God Alone Knows
  4. E4 - Probe Round the Back
  5. E5 - Mike Says - Here's a Bit of Talent
  6. E6 - The Flu Special
  7. E7 - You and Your Things
  8. E8 - The Mega Phone-In
Writer
1987 Radio Active - Series 7
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  1. E1 - It Was Twenty Years Ago Last Tuesday
  2. E2 - Radio Radio Programme
  3. E3 - God Alone Knows
  4. E4 - Probe Round the Back
  5. E5 - Mike Says - Here's a Bit of Talent
  6. E6 - The Flu Special
  7. E7 - You and Your Things
  8. E8 - The Mega Phone-In
Ensemble Actor
1986 Radio Active - Series 6
  1. E4 - The D-Day Show
  2. E6 - Stop That Crime UK
  3. E7 - In-House Documentary
Composer
1986 Radio Active - Series 6
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  1. E1 - A Thodding By-Election Special
  2. E2 - The Fit and Fat Show
  3. E3 - Bogie Awards
  4. E4 - The D-Day Show
  5. E5 - Radio Active Goes to the Movies
  6. E6 - Stop That Crime UK
  7. E7 - In-House Documentary
  8. E8 - Backchat
Writer
1986 Radio Active - Series 6
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  1. E1 - A Thodding By-Election Special
  2. E2 - The Fit and Fat Show
  3. E3 - Bogie Awards
  4. E4 - The D-Day Show
  5. E5 - Radio Active Goes to the Movies
  6. E6 - Stop That Crime UK
  7. E7 - In-House Documentary
  8. E8 - Backchat
Ensemble Actor
1985 Radio Active - Series 5
  1. E1 - Wimbledon Special
  2. E2 - Nuclear Debate
  3. E5 - Get Away With You
Composer
1985 Radio Active - Series 5
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  1. E1 - Wimbledon Special
  2. E2 - Nuclear Debate
  3. E3 - Out of Your Depth
  4. E4 - In Australia
  5. E5 - Get Away With You
  6. E6 - Wey Hey, It's Saturday
  7. E7 - Music Festival
  8. E8 - Did You Catch It?
Writer
1985 Radio Active - Series 5
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  1. E1 - Wimbledon Special
  2. E2 - Nuclear Debate
  3. E3 - Out of Your Depth
  4. E4 - In Australia
  5. E5 - Get Away With You
  6. E6 - Wey Hey, It's Saturday
  7. E7 - Music Festival
  8. E8 - Did You Catch It?
Ensemble Actor
1984 Radio Active - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Salute to New York
  2. E2 - The Martin Brown Show
  3. E3 - Round Your Parts
  4. E4 - The Breakfast Show
  5. E5 - Minorities Programme
  6. E6 - The BioShow
  7. E7 - Gigantaquiz
  8. E8 - David Chizzlenutt
Writer
1984 Radio Active - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Salute to New York
  2. E2 - The Martin Brown Show
  3. E3 - Round Your Parts
  4. E4 - The Breakfast Show
  5. E5 - Minorities Programme
  6. E6 - The BioShow
  7. E7 - Gigantaquiz
  8. E8 - David Chizzlenutt
Ensemble Actor
1983 Radio Active - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Euroshow
  2. E2 - Probe Round the Back
  3. E3 - Radio Active's Funday in Blackport
  4. E4 - Repeat After Three
  5. E5 - Lunchtime With Anna
  6. E6 - Edinburgh Festival
  7. Special - Radio Active's Christmas Turkey
Writer
1983 Radio Active - Series 3
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  1. E1 - Euroshow
  2. E2 - Probe Round the Back
  3. E3 - Radio Active's Funday in Blackport
  4. E4 - Repeat After Three
  5. E5 - Lunchtime With Anna
  6. E6 - Edinburgh Festival
  7. Special - Radio Active's Christmas Turkey
Ensemble Actor
1983 Blackadder - The Black Adder
  1. E2 - Born To Be King
Jumping Jew of Jerusalem
1982 Radio Active - Series 2
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  1. E1 - The History of Radio Active
  2. E2 - Charity Radiothon
  3. E3 - Good Day Sport
  4. E4 - What's Going On?
  5. E5 - The Nigel Pry Show
  6. E6 - Pick of the Week
Writer
1982 Radio Active - Series 2
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  1. E1 - The History of Radio Active
  2. E2 - Charity Radiothon
  3. E3 - Good Day Sport
  4. E4 - What's Going On?
  5. E5 - The Nigel Pry Show
  6. E6 - Pick of the Week
Ensemble Actor
1981 '81 Take 2 Self
1981 Radio Active - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Late Show, with Mike Channel
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  6. Special - The Hee Bee Gee Bees Story
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1981 Radio Active - Series 1
View episodes
  1. E1 - The Late Show, with Mike Channel
  2. E2 - Bedrock (Mike Flex Breakfast Show)
  3. E3 - The Midday Show with Anna Dapter
  4. E4 - The Radio Active Road Show
  5. E6 - Radio Active Awards
  6. Special - The Hee Bee Gee Bees Story
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1980 Radio Active - The Oxford Revue Presents Radio Active Writer
1980 Radio Active - The Oxford Revue Presents Radio Active Ensemble Actor
1980 Week Ending - Series 32
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Writer

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Angus Deayton on IMDb

Born
Friday 6th January 1956 (68 years-old)
Nationality
English

Angus Deayton was raised in Banstead, Surrey, and attended Oakhyrst Grange School and Caterham School. He went on to New College, Oxford, where he read languages and was accepted into the Oxford Revue, regularly performing at the Edinburgh Fringe. Here he co-formed the parody band the Ehe Bee Gee Bees in 1980, featuring songs written by Richard Curtis and Philip Pope]. One of their songs became a best-selling single, "Meaningless Songs (In Very High Voices", was a parody of the Bee Gees' famous falsetto style of singing.

Deayton's career began with Radio Active, a radio comedy show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s, itself the product of a 1979 Edinburgh Fringe show by the Oxford Revue in which he had starred. First broadcast in 1980, it ran for a full seven series in total, before transferring to television as KYTV[ between 1989 and 1993. Deayton frequently collaborated as a straight man alongside renowned comedy actor Rowan Atkinson, starring as a pool attendant and a man on a park bench in the Mr. Bean episode "The Curse of Mr. Bean". He would also star as one of the Jumping Jews of Jerusalem in the 1983 Blackadder episode "Born to Be King".

From 1998 to 1991, Deayton starred in all three series of the Emmy award-winning sketch comedy programme Alexei Sayle's Stuff, and in 1990 took on the role of the Meldrews' neighbour Patrick Trench in the BBC comedy series One Foot In The Grave. This year would be huge for Deayton, because he was also chosen as host of BBC panel show Have I Got News For You, a role which led to one Time Out writer calling him "TV's Mr Sex". His success in this format would make him a desirable presenter, hosting television specials such as the BBC's New Year's Eve show and the BAFTA Awards.

In May 2002, the British tabloid newspaper the News of the World reported that Deayton had taken cocaine and slept with a number of prostitutes. Although he joked about it during the following episode of Have I Got News For You, taking a good ribbing from recurring panellists Paul Merton and [o]Ian Hislop], when more allegations surfaced in October Deayton was sacked two episodes into the new series. One online poll on the BBC's own website suggested that 75% of respondents wanted to Deayton to remain as host, and in April 2003, Stephen Fry supported Deayton by refusing to appear on the programme again.

After his stint on Have I Got News For You, Deayton featured in a reunion of the Radio Active cast in a new episode in December 2002, and in 2003 he guest-starred as Downing Street's spin doctor in an episode of BBC political comedy Absolute Power. He has played the role of Don Cole in two series of Nighty Night, hosted Would I Lie To You? for series 1 and 2, and played Alan Derbyshire in series 1-3 of BBC Three's comedy Pramface, about two young parents who get unexpectedly pregnant and have to deal with the consequences.

In 2008 Deayton presented Comedy Sketchbook, a nostalgic look back at some of the greatest British sketch comedies of all time, and in that same year presented the British Comedy Awards, after host Jonathan Ross topped down because of the controversy surrounding The Russell Brand Show prank telephone calls to actor Andrew Sachs.

In 2017 Deayton began work on the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Alone, about five single, middle-aged people living in a converted Victorian townhouse in North London.

Loaded LAFTAs 2004
Funniest TV Personality (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Awards 2003
Best Entertainment Performance (Nominee)
BAFTA Television Awards 2001
Best Entertainment Performance (Nominee)
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 1992
Best Performer in a Non-Acting Role (Winner)
British Comedy Awards 1991
Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist (Winner)
British Comedy Awards 1990
Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist (Nominee)

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