Mark Steel’s In Town
Overview Listen Later Following. Mark Steel's in Town. Home Episodes Clips Galleries Mark's diary. Mark Steel's in Town Comedian Mark Steel visits towns across the UK and creates a stand-up show for a local audience based on what he finds out about the area.
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Mark gets to grips with the goats of Lynton and Lynmouth. Mark gets booed in Gibraltar He offends the audience as he opens a show in the British overseas territory. North v South Devon Mark explains the rivalry between two halves of a county. They take their history seriously in Kingston upon Thames… Mark Steel hears about disagreements over the identity of a historic town landmark.
Stockport's bus Mark discusses the local legend of the bus from Stockport to Manchester. Sylvia Plath's gravestone Mark explains the controversy of the poet's gravestone. Dock pudding Mark finds out about a very specific Hebden Bridge delicacy. Watch it right here.
Mark Steel's in Town
Have a Laugh with Radio 4 Comedy clips and funny features. More like shooting fish in a barrel, to judge from the reception he received from the honest burghers of Skipton, North Yorkshire. From the moment he remarked on the fact that the hall in which he was performing was used as a cattle market during the day and was hosed out before the show — and got a roar of approving laughter — Steel must have known that he could do no wrong.
Campling and other critics have commented that one of the main features of the show is the ability of the locals to laugh at themselves and their eccentricities.
Campling wrote of the Skipton show: Steel made use of the fact that he is from nearby Swanley , both to signal that he knows the area but also that — whatever he was about to say about Dartford — it was better than his hometown. Because, I hope, we laugh at ourselves.
We're not ignorant of our stereotypes. Miranda Sawyer in The Observer also praised the show saying it was, "A simple idea, kindly and wittily executed by another unfashionably humane Englishman. Thank Gaia they still exist. They left him in no doubt that a return of Mark Steel's in Town would be very welcome. Stuart Morris, a historian who helped to provide research for Steel for the Portland show, commented: He joked about the Portland winds, saying that in comparison, islanders wouldn't even have bothered to take out their kites in the face of Hurricane Katrina.
Ian Wolf from the British Comedy Guide commented that: The first series of Mark Steel's in Town was released for download on 1 March The series has yet to be released on CD. A book accompanying the series, entitled Mark Steel's in Town and published by Fourth Estate, was released on 27 October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stand-up on radio is immensely challenging — and often unsuccessful — but this programme is intelligent and rich in content, well paced and, moreover, funny. Although it is clear that a lot of preparation went into making this programme, the result is fluent, natural and exciting.
It was also generous to its audience and to its location — and very much in tune with the sound and appeal of the network. Gibraltar not on map. Retrieved 8 November Retrieved 25 June Retrieved 22 May Sony Radio Academy Awards.
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Image from the downloadable version of the first series of Mark Steel's in Town. Recorded at the Mart Theatre, which also acts as a livestock auction hall, Steel visits Skipton, North Yorkshire , in which he talks about the local canals, cattle and Skipton Castle.
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