A chronology of RadioActive! 

15 August 2001 tbs.pm/3175

Radio Active or Radio Times?

The shows were written and performed by Helen Atkinson-Wood, Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens, with additional material by by Richard Curtis, Jon Canter, John Docherty, Moray Hunter, Roger Planer and Michael Fenton Stevens. The music was by Philip Pope, with Steve Brown.

The series later transferred to BBC2 as KY-TV.

Show Title TX Date Notes
Series 1
01 The Late Show with Mike Channel 8/09/81
02 Bedrock with Mike Flex 15/09/81
03 The Midday Show with Anna Daptor 22/09/81
04 The Radio Active Roadshow 29/09/81
05 What’s News? with Mike Flex and Mike Channel 6/10/81
06 The Radio Active Awards 13/10/81
Series 2
01 The History of Radio Active 16/08/82
02 Radio Active’s Radiothon 23/08/82
03 Good Day Sport 30/08/82
04 What’s Going On? 6/09/82
05 The Nigel Pry Show 13/09/82
06 Pick of the Week 20/09/82
Series 3
01 Radio Active’s Euroshow 12/07/83
02 Radio Active’s Probe Round The Back 19/07/83
03 Radio Active Funday 26/07/83
04 Repeat After Three 2/08/83
05 Lunchtime With Anna 9/08/83
06 Radio Active At the Edinburgh Festival 16/08/83
Special
Radio Active’s Christmas Turkey 20/12/83
Series 4
01 Salute To New York 9/07/84
02 The Martin Brown Show 16/07/84
03 Round Your Parts 23/07/84
04 The Breakfast Show 30/07/84
05 Radio Active’s Minorities Show 6/08/84
06 Radio Active’s Bioshow: Sir John Leslie 13/08/84
07 Radio Active’s Gigantaquiz 20/08/84
08 Martin Chizzlenut 27/08/84
Series 5
01 Wimbledon Special 5/07/85
02 Nuclear Debate 12/07/85
03 Out of Your Depth 19/07/85
04 Radio Active in Australia 26/07/85
05 Get Away With You 2/08/85
06 Wey Hey – it’s Saturday 9/08/85
07 Radio Active Music Festival 16/08/85
08 Did You Catch It? 23/08/85
Series 6
01 Thodding Byelection Special 11/10/86
02 The Fit & Fat Show 18/10/86
03 Radio Active’s Bogie Awards 25/10/86
04 The D-Day Show 1/11/86
05 Radio Active Film Festival 8/11/86
06 Stop That Crime UK 15/11/86
07 In-House Documentary 22/11/86 MB
08 Backchat 29/11/86 MB
Series 7
01 It Was 20 Years Ago Last Tuesday 29/08/87
02 Radio Active’s Radio Radio programme 5/09/87
03 God Alone Knows 12/09/87
04 Probe Round The Back 19/09/87 MB
05 Mike Says ‘Here’s A Bit of Talent’ 26/09/87
06 The ‘Flu Special 3/10/87 KR
07 You and Your Things with Lynn Folds-Over 10/10/87
08 Radio Active’s Mega Phone-In 17/10/87
Special
Radio Active’s Digital Turn On 17/12/2002
Notes
MB – Morwenna Banks replaced Helen Atkinson-Wood
KR – Also featured Kate Robbins

Compiled by Mike Brown with Andrew Burford, John Butler and Andrew Bowden

A chronology of one of the most popular BBC Radio 4 comedy series of the eighties.

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