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Mark Steel's in Town, Series 3 Episode 6 of 6

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 10 January 2012

In this third series comedian Mark Steel visits 6 more UK towns to discover what makes them and their inhabitants distinctive.

He creates a bespoke stand-up show for that town and performs the show in front of a local audience.

As well as shedding light on the less visited areas of Britain, Mark uncovers stories and experiences that resonate with us all as we recognise the quirkiness of the British way of life and the rich tapestry of remarkable events and people who have shaped where we live.

During the series 'Mark Steel's In Town' Mark will visit Berwick-Upon Tweed, Holyhead, Basingstoke, Douglas (Isle of Man), Bungay and Wigan.

Episode 6 - In this episode Mark performs a show for the residents of Wigan, where he talks about entering pie eating competitions, living under floorboards, and the radicalism of George Formby.

Written and performed by Mark Steel with additional material by Pete Sinclair.
Produced by Sam Bryant.


Mark Steel's travel diaries


Read all about Mark's experiences from the road here.

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