Radio Active.

Radio Active

BBC Radio 4 sketch show parodying radio itself. 51 episodes (pilot + 7 series), 1980 - 2016. Stars Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson-Wood and Philip Pope.

Series 6, Episode 8 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Monday at 11:30pm.

Radio Active

Long-running radio sketch show featuring Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Michael Fenton Stevens and Helen Atkinson-Wood

Sketch Show
1980 - 2016
BBC Radio 4
51   (1 pilot + 7 series), plus 4 other episodes
Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson-Wood and Philip Pope
Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins and Richard Curtis
Jimmy Mulville and David Tyler

Radio Active is "Britain's first national local radio station". With presenters including Mike Stand, Mike Channel, Anna Dapter and Mike Flex, the station broadcast music from acts such as The Hee Bee Gee Bees, as well as its own original programming with shows like Round Your Parts, Gigantaquiz and Stop That Crime UK.

The series originated as the 1979 Fringe show from the Oxford Revue, with stars Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Helen Atkinson-Wood, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton Stevens.

Radio Active aired throughout most of the 1980s, with the fictional radio station eventually becoming the fictional satellite TV channel KYTV. Radio Active has since been revived both on radio and the stage.

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • The Oxford Revue Presents Radio Active (Pilot)
Music by Philip Pope.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 8th September 1981 on BBC Radio 4 at 12:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 22nd September 2016 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 6 Episode 8: Monday at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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