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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.

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Series 9, Episode 1 - Hastings

Mark visits Hastings, East Sussex, which is mainly known for its famous battle, but they don't like to go on about that.

Further details

Hastings is mainly known for its famous battle, but they don't like to go on about that. Apart from the 70-plus businesses with 1066 in the title, you hardly see it mentioned.

A lot has happened there since 1066 though: they have an annual Pirates Day, for example, where everyone dresses as pirates and gets drunk. They have Jack In The Green day, where everyone paints themselves green and gets drunk. They also have a statue of a giant winkle, an alley under the prom with a spectacular light show and there are lots of lovely pubs too, where you can watch one of their thousands of bands... and get drunk.

Oh, and there's a building supplier called William the Concreter.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 17th January 2019
Time
6:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 24th January 2019 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 24th January 2019 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 24th January 2019 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 25th January 2019 5:30am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

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

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