Mark Steel's In Town - Series 01 - Audio Comedy - BBC Radio 4 via DVB-T
6 x 30 Minute Episode - 128Kbps - Mp3 - Slimoo
Mark Steel visits the less-famous bits of Britain and investigates the funniest moments in their history.
He then performs a stand-up show to locals
Comedian Mark Steel visits six different towns from across the UK and delves into their history, people and idiosyncrasies to try to work out what ingredients combine to make the place distinctive.
He creates a bespoke stand-up show for that community and then performs the show in front of a local audience in a celebration of the sort of places in Britain which are generally less visited as tourist attractions. Each has their own fascinating stories to tell with inhabitants who are passionate about what their home has to offer.
Amongst the topics Mark touched upon included the canals of Skipton, the concrete hippo in Walsall, and the Isle of Portland's strong dislike of a certain fluffy animal beginning with the letter "R".
Mark Steel's In Town - S01 - E01 - Skipton
Mark Steel's In Town - S01 - E02 - Boston
Mark Steel's In Town - S01 - E03 - Lewes
Mark Steel's In Town - S01 - E04 - Walsall
Mark Steel's In Town - S01 - E05 - Merthyr Tydfil
Mark Steel's In Town - S01 - E06 - Portland