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The Mark Steel Lectures. Mark Steel
The Mark Steel Lectures

The Mark Steel Lectures

  • TV factual / stand-up
  • BBC Four
  • 2002 - 2006
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

Series telling the story of some of the world's greatest names, from Byron to Pankhurst, in an accessible, comic manner. Features Mark Steel and Martin Hyder.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Lord Byron

Mark Steel follows the glorious life of Lord Byron from his birth just off Oxford Street in London to his death in Greece thirty-six years later.

Further details

Mark Steel follows the glorious life of Lord Byron from his birth just off Oxford Street in London to his death in Greece thirty-six years later. We see Byron on the beach, Byron and his pet bear and Byron on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, as Mark traces an extraordinary, unpredictable and rude life in Nottinghamshire, London and Athens, from Byron's bedroom to his deathbed.

In Lord Byron, Mark finds echoes of other modern heroes - revolutionaries, adventurers and poets like Joe Strummer, Lech Walesa and David Beckham, and suggests convincingly that Byron would have enjoyed Last Of The Summer Wine.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 7th October 2003
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Four
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Mark Steel Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Mark Lamarr Self
Gerard Logan Ensemble Actor
Ty Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Mark Steel Writer
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
James Serafinowicz (as James Sezchuan) Writer (Additional Material)
Phil Clarke Script Editor
Production team
Michael Cumming Director
Jon Rolph Producer
Graham Smith Executive Producer
Jon Blow Editor
Claire Buckett (as Clare Buckett) Make-up Designer

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