Act Your Age. Simon Mayo. Copyright: BBC
Act Your Age

Act Your Age

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2008 - 2011
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Simon Mayo hosts this Radio 4 panel show that pits three comic generations against each other. Also features Jon Richardson, Lucy Porter, Roy Walker and Adrian Walsh.

Key details

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
Ged Parsons, Stephen Carlin, John-Luke Roberts, Lee Stuart Evans, Lucy Clarke and Will Ing
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.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 27th November 2008 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Radio Theatre

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