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Mick Jagger, gypsy tart and revolting peasants. Mark Steel is in Kent to see what makes Dartford distinctive. From April 2010.

In this second 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 Dartford in Kent, Wilmslow and Alderley Edge in Cheshire, Dumfries in the Borders, Penzance in Cornwall, Gateshead in Tyne and Wear, and Kirkwall in the Orkneys.

Episode 1 - In this first episode Mark performs a show for the residents of Dartford in Kent where he talks about the peasants' revolt, gypsy tart, Mick Jagger and what one resident calls the Road To Hell.

Written by Mark Steel with additional material by Pete Sinclair.
Produced by Julia McKenzie.

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