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Mark Steel's In Town

BBC Radio 4 stand-up from Britain's lesser-known towns. 49 episodes (8 series), 2009 - 2018. Stars Mark Steel.

Series 4, Episode 4 - Ottery St. Mary

Mark performs at the King's School in Ottery St. Mary, Devon, to discuss Coleridge's embarrassing childhood, pixies, and what happens when you put 5000 people in a square with a lit tar barrel.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 19th December 2012
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


  1. Wednesday 26th December 2012 at 7:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Wednesday 26th December 2012 at 10:00pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Monday 25th January 2016 at 11:30am on Radio 4
  4. Saturday 17th June 2017 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra
  5. Friday 23rd June 2017 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

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


Ottery St. Mary

Mark struggles to adjust to the laid-back way of living in Ottery.

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Featuring: Mark Steel.

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