A CULT radio show from the 1980s is heading to Bury, complete with the original cast.

Radio Active began life as a sketch show performed by students at Oxford University written by undergraduates Angus Deayton and Geoffrey Perkins.

Deayton went on to become one of TV’s most popular comedy show hosts, presenting Have I Got News for You and starring in One Foot in the Grave.

Radio Active ran for seven series on BBC Radio Four from 1980 to 1987. A spin off - KYTV - ran on BBC2.

Now the original surviving members of the cast - Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope, are to perform two complete episodes of the original radio series at Bury Met.

Geoffrey Perkins, who produced the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and went on to become the BBC’s head of comedy, died in 2008.

After a gap of almost 30 years, The original cast including Deayton, Atkinson Wood, Fenton Stevens and Pope reunited in 2016 to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it sold out and won critical acclaim.

Performances were also staged at Glastonbury and Underbelly Southbank Festivals.

When it was first broadcast, Radio Active was considered to be way ahead of its time, concentrating on life behind the scenes at a spoof local radio station and introducing characters such as DJ Mike Flex, foodie Anna Daptor, and the accident prone Martin Brown.

The show was also credited with the creation of musical parody group The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Status Quid.

Now Radio Active is to head around the country on a short UK tour with its stars firmly established as leading figures in British comedy.

Michael Fenton Stevens worked on Spitting Image and performed on the number one single, The Chicken Song.

His television credits include roles in My Family, Nighty Night, Outnumbered, Action Team and Ballot Monkeys and most recently playing Sir Henry in Benidorm.

Helen Atkinson Wood is perhaps best known for playing Mrs Miggins in Blackadder The Third.

Twice nominated Best Female Comedy Performer by The British Comedy Awards she also appeared in OTT, The Young Ones and Your Cheatin’ Heat.

Philip Pope wrote hit songs for The Hee Bee Gee Bees and Spitting Image, as well as for TV shows including Not The Nine O’Clock News, Whose Line is it Anyway?, The Fast Show, and more recently, Outnumbered and Sky One series Yonderland.

Radio Active, Bury Met, Thursday, May 17. Details from themet.org.uk or 0161 761 2216.