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Mark Steel's in Town, Series 5 Episode 6 of 6

Mark Steel returns to Radio 4 for a fifth series of the award winning show that travels around the country, researching the history, heritage and culture of six towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness, and does a bespoke evening of comedy in each one.

As every high street slowly morphs into a replica of the next, Mark Steel's in Town celebrates the parochial, the local and the unusual. From Corby's rivalry with Kettering to the word you can't say in Portland, the show has taken in the idiosyncrasies of towns up and down the country, from Kirkwall to Penzance, from Holyhead to Bungay.

This final edition of the series comes from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, the historical home of Luddism, rugby league, and Last Of The Summer Wine. Mark delights the audience at the Lawrence Batley Theatre with his views on local crime, brass bands, and by not spending any money whilst on stage.

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel
Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Trudi Stevens
Producer ... Ed Morrish.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 6 Feb 2015 11:30


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PerformerMark Steel
WriterMark Steel
WriterPete Sinclair
ProducerEd Morrish

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