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  • Mark Steel's in Town: Series 7 & 8

  • By: Mark Steel
  • Narrated by: Mark Steel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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In each episode of this award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, comedian 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 7 and 8 are: Stockport, Colchester, Hebden Bridge, Kingston upon Thames, Lynton and Lynmouth, Gibraltar, Bedford, Matlock and Matlock Bath, Inverness, Portishead, Hull and Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. This collection includes bonus special extended episodes from Gibraltar and Ventnor.

In 2010 Mark Steel's in Town won a Silver Award for 'Best Comedy' in the Sony Radio Academy Awards, and in 2012 it won the Gold Award in the same category. Also in 2010 it won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for 'Best Radio Comedy/Light Entertainment'. The series was voted 'Best Radio Entertainment Show' in the Comedy.co.uk Awards held by the British Comedy Guide in the 2012 and 2015 awards.

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  • B.W.
  • 26-06-2019

I always enjoy these

Mark Steel always manages to find something unexpected whereever he goes so I never tire of his little snapshots of Britain.

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  • Plu
  • 06-01-2019

Always a delight

As with all previous "Mark Steel's in town" seasons, this one is once more an absolute delight to listen to. Mark Steel's way of being both educational and taking the mickey out of places is very amusing and his wide range of accents is impressive.

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  • Michaela
  • 20-04-2018

Witty inventive humour

I love this series where Mark Steel manages to encapsulate the soul of Britain with an earthy and erudite humour that’s all his own. There’s a real art in exposing the foibles of a place before and with its inhabitants in a way that endears. Thoroughly recommend the series for anyone wanting cheering up though there are some extremely penetrating insights into the way our towns are being ruined and made more soulless by large corporations and vision less planners

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  • Niall
  • 10-04-2018

Great fun, as always with Mark Steel

Mark Steel always does a great job in these series, a combination of mickey taking, appreciation for history and healthy amounts of tongue in cheek. Highly recommended if you dont take yourself too seriously :)

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  • Ed Goodman
  • 27-03-2018

Never Fails to Entertain

I've listened to every episode of Mark Steel's in Town that Audible has to offer, and have loved every minute of every one. Whether you've heard of the place Mark is performing in, or not, they're funny, charming, and I absolutely recommend them. One of my favourite shows on the radio.

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  • TRAVENS
  • 10-12-2020

Bonding local communities with their own history

Best programme on radio for a long time.
Mark should carry on round every town and city in the UK - till he drops!

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  • janet
  • 09-03-2018

highly recommended

I loved the previous series and this one didn't disappoint. Engaging, informative and very funny. I'm looking forward to the next one already.

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