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Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. Image shows from L to R: Poet (Tim Key), Mark Watson. Copyright: BBC.

Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 12 episodes (2 series), 2007 - 2008. Stars Mark Watson, Tim Minchin, Tom Basden and Tim Key.

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)

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2007 - 2008
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Mark Watson, Tim Minchin, Tom Basden and Tim Key
Writer
Mark Watson
Producer
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.

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