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Mark Thomas - The Manifesto

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 20 episodes (5 series), 2009 - 2013. Stars Mark Thomas.

Series 4, Episode 3 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Tuesday at 11:30pm

Series 1, Episode 1

The ideas up for the vote this week are holding a public referendum before going to war next time; bring back The Witch's Hat to kids' playgrounds; reform the role of Whips in The House Of Commons and Lords.

Full synopsis

Bring back dangerous playgrounds (particularly The Witch's Hat apparatus).

A rail bridge connecting up Belfast, Scotland and Holland.

Make Gold by Spandau Ballet the national anthem.

Reform the role of Whips in parliament.

Abolish World Debt (and Speedos).

A free hug for call centre workers.

Hold a public referendum before going to war.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th June 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 14th April 2011 at 11:00pm on Radio 4
  2. Thursday 22nd September 2011 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Thursday 15th August 2013 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  4. Saturday 27th February 2016 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Mark Thomas Host / Presenter
Writing team
Mark Thomas Writer
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer

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