• Mark Steel's in Town: Series 3 & 4 Plus Edinburgh Special

  • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Series
  • By: Mark Steel
  • Narrated by: Mark Steel
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Radio/TV Program
  • Release date: 07-07-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC AudioBooks
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In each episode of this BBC Radio 4 series, Mark Steel visits a UK town and researches its history, heritage and culture, after which he performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.
Mark's destinations in series 3 & 4 are Berwick-upon-Tweed; Holyhead; Basingstoke; Douglas on the Isle of Man; Bungay; Wigan; Whitehaven; Tobermory; Corby; Handsworth; Ottery St. Mary and Chipping Norton. There's also a special episode recorded at the Edinburgh Festival.
Duration: 6 hours 30 mins approx.
©2016 Mark Steel (P)2016 BBC AudioBooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By J. Poehnert on 12-17-17

Inisghtful and hilarious.

Mark Steel provides tremendous insight about towns across the UK in a way that is both fascinating and hilarious!

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5 out of 5 stars
By PT online on 09-14-16

Gets better every year

I remember mark Steel when he started in stand up. He was a slow-burner but one night compere Arthur smith said after Mark's set, 'mark steel ladies and gentlemen taking the roof off!' He stormed the gig and I became a fan. His radio shows are remarkably different to his stand up and again it took a while for me to like it. I'm now quite an annoying fan of his series as I just don't get how anyone can not like it! Truly brilliant and original work. On a final note; whatever happened to the compere Arthur Smith?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Christopher Duffy on 08-22-16

If you want to laugh at yourself, talk to this man

Would you listen to Mark Steel's in Town: Series 3 & 4 Plus Edinburgh Special again? Why?

There is something extraordinarily cathartic about hearing comedy that is clever (not unusual) but also well intentioned; there is nothing cruel or dismissive about this body of work, and yet it is not lightweight or floppy either. This would have to be as engaging a body of work as I have ever heard.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I bought the next series

What does Mark Steel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I am not aware of a book to buy.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Let me tell you about you.

Any additional comments?

This says there is an Edinburgh special included, but I suspect there may be an error with the recording; not only was there none, but the first episode was repeated (ie, I think that this was done very early on a monday morning after a significantly involved weekend)

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