Radio Active
1980s comedy sketch series from BBC Radio 4.

Radio Active was a radio comedy programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s. The series grew out of a 1979 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show presented by The Oxford Revue and starred Angus Deayton, Geoffrey Perkins, Michael Fenton Stevens, Helen Atkinson-Wood and Philip Pope. The first episode was broadcast in 1980, and it ran for seven series.

The show was based on a fictional radio station (described as "Britain's first national local radio station") and the programmes that it might transmit. Initially the radio station concept was used simply as a loose framing device for otherwise unlinked sketches and songs, but as the show developed, the episodes became more thematically focused, each one lampooning a different broadcasting genre and sometimes even a specific programme.

  1. (S01E00) The Oxford Review (Pilot Episode) (17.5Mb)
  2. (S01E01) The Late Show With Mike Channel (25.2Mb)
  3. (S01E02) Bedrock - The Early Morning Breakfast Show With Mike Flex (25.4Mb)
  4. (S01E03) The Midday Show With Anna Daptor (24.4Mb)
  5. (S01E04) The Radio Active Roadshow (25Mb)
  6. (S01E05) What's News (24.2Mb)
  7. (S01E06) The Radio Active Awards (24.8Mb)
  8. (S01E07) The Hee Bee Gee Bees Story (24.9Mb)
  9. (S02E01) The History Of Radio Active (24.9Mb)
  10. (S02E02) Charity Radiothon (25.1Mb)
  11. (S02E03) Good Day Sport (24.3Mb)
  12. (S02E04) What's Going On (24.4Mb)
  13. (S02E05) The Nigel Pry Show (25.5Mb)
  14. (S02E06) Pick Of The Week (25.1Mb)
  15. (S03E01) Euroshow (25.7Mb)
  16. (S03E02) Probe Round The Back (12.6Mb)
  17. (S03E03) Funday (25.2Mb)
  18. (S03E04) Repeat After Three (25.8Mb)
  19. (S03E05) Lunchtime With Anna (26.1Mb)
  20. (S03E06) What's Going On At The Edinburgh Festival (25.2Mb)
  21. (S03E07) Radio Active's Christmas Turkey (24.5Mb)
  22. (S04E01) Salute To New York (24.5Mb)
  23. (S04E02) The Martin Brown Show (24.3Mb)
  24. (S04E03) Round Your Parts (24.4Mb)
  25. (S04E04) The Breakfast Show (24.9Mb)
  26. (S04E05) Minority Programmes (24.8Mb)
  27. (S04E06) Bio Show (25Mb)
  28. (S04E07) Gigantaquiz (25Mb)
  29. (S04E08) Martin Chizzlenutt (25.2Mb)
  30. (S05E01) Wimbledon Special (24.7Mb)
  31. (S05E02) Nuclear Debate (25.1Mb)
  32. (S05E03) Out Of Your Depth (25.1Mb)
  33. (S05E04) In Australia (24.9Mb)
  34. (S05E05) Get Away With You (24.8Mb)
  35. (S05E06) Wey Hey, It's Saturday (25.1Mb)
  36. (S05E07) Musical Festival (25Mb)
  37. (S05E08) Did You Catch It (24.7Mb)
  38. (S06E01) The Thodding By-Election (12.5Mb)
  39. (S06E02) The Fit And Fat Show (24.8Mb)
  40. (S06E03) Radio Active's Bogey Awards (24.8Mb)
  41. (S06E04) The D-Day Show (24.7Mb)
  42. (S06E05) Radio Active Goes To The Movies (25.1Mb)
  43. (S06E06) Stop That Crime UK (24.4Mb)
  44. (S06E07) In House Documentary (25.3Mb)
  45. (S06E08) Backchat (24.7Mb)
  46. (S07E01) It Was Twenty Years Ago Last Tuesday (26.7Mb)
  47. (S07E02) Radio Radio Programme (26.8Mb)
  48. (S07E03) God Alone Knows (26.1Mb)
  49. (S07E04) Probe Round The Back (26.8Mb)
  50. (S07E05) Mike Says - Here's A Bit Of Talent (26.7Mb)
  51. (S07E07) You And Your Things (27Mb)
  52. (S07E06) Flu Special (26.3Mb)
  53. (S07E08) Radio Active's Mega Phone-In (26.6Mb)
  54. (S07E09) Radio Active's Digital Turn On (25.8Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.