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The Mark Steel Lecture

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 16 episodes (3 series), 1999 - 2002. Stars Mark Steel, Melanie Hudson, Martin Hyder, Carla Mendonca and Debbie Isitt.

The Mark Steel Lecture

Mark Steel presents a series of lectures about people who changed the course of history

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
1999 - 2002
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
16   (3 series)
Starring
Mark Steel, Melanie Hudson, Martin Hyder, Carla Mendonca and Debbie Isitt
Writer
Mark Steel
Producers
Phil Clarke and Lucy Armitage

Mark Steel looks at some of the most important people in our history, from the ancients to those still with us today.

His lectures cover the likes of W. G. Grace, who Steel considers to be the first modern celebrity; Che Guevara, possibly the only revolutionary in history to also suffer from asthma; and Lord Byron, who once kept a pet bear at college.

Production Details

Tagline
A series of lectures on Englishmen who changed the course of history (Series 1); A series of lectures on people with a passion (Series 2-3)
Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 9th August 1999 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 23rd October 2002 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 4th November 2018 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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