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  • Mark Steel's In Town: Series 1 & 2

  • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Series
  • By: Mark Steel
  • Narrated by: Mark Steel
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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Publisher's Summary

In each episode of this BBC Radio 4 series Mark Steel visits a UK town and researches its history, heritage and culture, after which he performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.

Mark's destinations in Series 1 & 2 are Skipton; Boston; Lewes; Walsall; Merthyr Tydfil; Portland; Dartford; Wilmslow; Dumfries; Penzance; Gateshead and Kirkwall.

Duration: 6 hours approx.

©2016 Mark Steel (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK

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  • Mark
  • 22-04-2020

Insifhtful

Whitty and amazing insights to cities and life in Uk towns. Far better than a lonley planet guide.

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  • Jeremy P
  • 06-08-2018

Paints a vivid picture

I love the Mark Steel's In Town series. They are both hilarious and enlightening.Steel paints a vivid picture of the towns he visits. Each town comes across as interesting, unique and a bit odd, which seems about right.

Steel's delivery is spot on, and he seems to be a master of connecting with the live audiences at his performances.

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  • Polly701
  • 20-11-2016

Fun and moreish!

Mark Steele has the knack of getting to the heart of every community he visits. He teases affectionately about past and present absurdities, revealing surprising details about Britain and the British along the way. This series is the perfect accompaniment to boring motorway driving. Am buying the rest!

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  • SnapWriter
  • 20-10-2016

Great Fun and better than any anti-depressant…

Mark Steel’s in Town series are non-stop fun. Whimsical, intelligent, he mixes fact and humour in his trademark style. Please release his many lectures on historical characters, and the new Series 7 soon. Thank you.

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  • D. Radlett
  • 26-06-2016

Affectionate tourism

A lovely tour of British towns. Steel has a great rapport with his audience. The jokes are affectionate, almost as if the populus are taking a wry look at themselves. For those who like the political Steel - he's still there. But this is wonderful listening for anyone, especially those who have ever been strangers in a strange land. Also genuinely informative!&

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  • TRAVENS
  • 29-11-2020

Bonding local communities with their own history

Marks, inimitable style and ability to entertain in humorous fashion the inherent worth of local communities in a town or village is both entertaining as well as very, very funny. His research for each programme must have been enormous - bringing out facts and stories probably unknown toi most in the audience.
He seems to draw out the need for local bonding and building local pride where they live and work and play.

I hope these series carry on until every single TOWN & CITY has been visited!!
Brilliant and classical. Proof is we can listen to them again and again and these programmes are still funny.

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  • Chris Tarplee
  • 11-10-2019

He Steels it.

Very entertaining stuff. It's like being there in the theatre yourself, but cheaper. Nice one Mark.

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  • Mallers
  • 12-12-2017

Funny and insightful

Enjoyed this a lot. Interesting facts blended with comedy. So bought the series 3/4 and 5/6 too

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