The Mark Steel Lecture. Mark Steel. Copyright: BBC
The Mark Steel Lecture

The Mark Steel Lecture

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1999 - 2002
  • 16 episodes (3 series)

Mark Steel presents a series of lectures about people who changed the course of history. Also features Melanie Hudson, Martin Hyder, Carla Mendonca and Debbie Isitt.

The Mark Steel Lecture. Mark Steel. Copyright: BBC

Key details

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

Left wing satirist and stand-up comedian 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.

Additional 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
Studio

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 9th August 1999 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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