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Mark Thomas - The Manifesto

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

Series 1, Episode 2

The proposals up for vote in this second episode include a pedestrian proficiency test, hype free advertising, and a one year cooling off period for marriage proposals.

Full synopsis

A pedestrian proficiency test.

Adverts should be just be 20 seconds long, feature a picture of the product without any packaging, and just four true facts.

People convicted of a hate crime should be sent to jail in the country they had a problem with.

A bill to make Members of Parliament tell the truth.

For everyone to give one book to their local library.

Banning bottled water and making drinking fountains etc more wide-spread via standpipes.

A one year cooling off period for marriage proposals.

There to be a minimum age of consent before you can join a religion.

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd July 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 29th September 2011 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Thursday 22nd August 2013 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Saturday 5th March 2016 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Mark Thomas Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Robin Ince Self
Milton Jones Self
Writing team
Mark Thomas Writer
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer

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