Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?. Mark Steel. Copyright: BBC.

Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?

BBC Radio 4 stand-up special starring Mark Steel. 1 episode in 2017. Stars Mark Steel.

Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?. Mark Steel. Copyright: BBC.

Mark Steel: Who Do I Think I Am?

Mark Steel adapts his adoption-based stand-up show, Who Do I Think I Am?, for Radio 4

BBC Radio 4
Mark Steel
Mark Steel
Carl Cooper

The star of the award winning Mark Steel's In Town brings his critically acclaimed stand-up show to Radio 4.

"I've always known I was adopted, even before I knew where babies who weren't adopted came from."

Who Do I Think I Am? is a surprising, moving and incredibly funny story about what Mark discovered in his half-hearted attempt to navigate the red tape required to track down his birth mother.

"It never really bothered me that I'd never met my mum. It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to 'find out who I was', as it didn't seem likely I'd discover I was someone different to who I thought I was. Could it turn out I was three stone lighter than I thought, or I spoke Italian or supported Arsenal or had a fear of Liquorice Allsorts? But after the birth of my own son, I realised it's quite an event to have a child, and she may well remember giving birth to me, and maybe even the adoption..."

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 16th February 2017 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Saturday 27th July 2019 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

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