Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better
Mark Watson aims to make the world better by performing stand-up based on the seven deadly sins (series 1) and the virtues (series 2)
- 2007 - 2008
- BBC Radio 4
- 12 (2 series)
- Mark Watson, Tim Minchin, Tom Basden and Tim Key
- Mark Watson
- Katie Marsden
Radio series in which Mark Watson performs stand-up material on a given theme, supported by his 'sometimes unwilling' assistants - poet Tim Key and musician Tom Basden (Tim Minchin in series one). As well as stand-up, the programme includes sketches, songs and life-changing advice, which may turn out to be not-such-good advice.
Series one saw Mark tackle The Seven Deadly Sins. The second series saw him aiming even higher - he promotes virtue throughout the world in an attempt to make it substantially better. Mark teaches courage, patience, generosity, honesty, diligence and humility.
In 2011, Watson, Key and Basden returned for a one-off live episode called Mark Watson's Live Address To The Nation.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 13th February 2007 on BBC Radio 4
- Last new broadcast
- Wednesday 17th September 2008 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Wednesday 4th March 2020 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra