Act Your Age. Simon Mayo. Copyright: BBC.

Act Your Age

BBC Radio 4 panel show of joke-telling. 18 episodes (3 series), 2008 - 2011. Stars Simon Mayo, Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter, Roy Walker and Adrian Walsh.

Act Your Age

Simon Mayo hosts this Radio 4 panel show that pits three comic generations against each other

Panel Show
2008 - 2011
BBC Radio 4
18   (3 series)
Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews
Simon Mayo, Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter, Roy Walker and Adrian Walsh
Ashley Blaker and Bill Matthews

Act Your Age is a radio panel show which "tries to determine which age of comedy is the greatest".

Each edition features Simon Mayo giving out a series of different comedy games and challenges to the three teams. In the first two series the 'Up-And-Comers' were lead by Jon Richardson, the 'Current Crop' captained by Lucy Porter, and the 'Old Guard' originally had Roy Walker at the helm, then Adrian Walsh.

In Series 3 Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter and Tom O'Connor will act as the team captains for three episodes; with Holly Walsh, Rufus Hound and Ted Robbins leading the other three shows in the series.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 27th November 2008 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 27th April 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 17th August 2021 at 4:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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