Mark Steel's In Town. Mark Steel. Copyright: BBC
Mark Steel's In Town

Mark Steel's In Town

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2009 - 2021
  • 61 episodes (11 series)

Mark Steel visits a town in Britain and investigates its society & history before performing a bespoke stand-up show for locals.

  • Series 11 recording
  • Series 11, Episode 1 repeated Wednesday 8th December at 7:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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Edinburgh - Edinburgh Fringe Special - Leith

As part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Mark performs at the BBC's venue at Potterow to talk about the city's district of Leith, taking tales from the history, highways, and Hibs legends - not to mention the port workers, pub fights, and poetry that make up this unique corner of Scotland's capital.

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Mark Steel's In Town. Mark Steel. Copyright: BBC

Mark uncovers the stories and characters that make up Leith in Edinburgh, in this special one-off episode of the award winning stand-up comedy show, Mark Steel's in Town.

As attention focuses on the Edinburgh festival, Mark Steel immerses himself in one of Edinburgh's lesser-known districts. Taking tales from the history, highways, and Hibs legends - not to mention the port workers, pub fights, and poetry that make up this unique corner of Scotland's capital - Mark delivers a half hour of stand-up comedy about Leith in front of an audience of born and bred Leithers.

The programme was recorded at the BBC's Potterow at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012.

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A filmed version was also broadcast on the Red Button: Details

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 21st August 2012
Time
6:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 28th August 2012 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 28th August 2012 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 10th July 2013 11:00pm Radio 4
Sunday 2nd August 2015 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Cast
Mark Steel Host / Presenter
Writing team
Mark Steel Writer
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Sam Bryant Producer

Video

Mark Steel in Leith

To celebrate the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012, Mark Steel visits the Scottish capital's infamous suburb - Leith.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Mark Steel.

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