Main content

Melton Mowbray

“Rural Capital of Food’. The comedian visits the Leicestershire town to a bespoke stand-up show for the locals. From 2015.

'Melton Mowbray - Rural Capital of Food'

Mark visits the Leicestershire Town where he discovers that as well as being the home of the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and Stilton Cheese, it's also coincidentally, been officially ranked the most obese area of Leicestershire. He looks at the history of fox hunting in the area, meets several eccentric local residents including a crime fighting milk man and he tries to get to the bottom of who and what is the Melton Mowbray Town Estate, a mysterious organisation established in 1549.

Mark Steel's sixth 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 performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.

Written and performed by ... Mark Steel
Additional material by ... Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator ... Hayley Stirling
Producer ... Carl Cooper.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

6 months left to listen

30 minutes

Clip

Credits

Role Contributor
Performer Mark Steel
Writer Mark Steel
Writer Pete Sinclair
Producer Carl Cooper

Broadcasts

Have a Laugh with Radio 4

Have a Laugh with Radio 4

Comedy clips and funny features

Comedy of the Week Podcast

Comedy of the Week Podcast

Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy.

Mark Steel's travel diaries

Mark Steel's travel diaries

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