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Mark Steel's in Town


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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

I know his accent isn't to the taste of everyone on this forum, but next week, Series 4 of 'Mark Steel's in Town' starts, with a show from Whitehaven.

The programme's usually quite funny, and he does some research about unusual aspects of the town where he's broadcasting from.

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#2 Johnoco

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:39 PM

He mentioned Barry Mac being the first man in England to be tazered by the cops(or whatever it was) when he was doing it from Wigan.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

" ... Mark performs from the Rosehill Theatre in Whitehaven, Cumbria, where he talks about surrealist pirates, rum butter and the link between rugby and nuclear power."

But will he mention Jam?

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#4 T-Dub

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

He did 2 nights in Otley last tour and was booked in to stay at our B&B

#5 Phil

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

He did 2 nights in Otley last tour and was booked in to stay at our B&B


and how was he as a guest?
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#6 longboard

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:03 PM

He mentioned Barry Mac being the first man in England to be tazered by the cops(or whatever it was) when he was doing it from Wigan.


And Billy McGinty and the pineapple ring.

#7 Padge

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

He was in Wigan last year and a mate of mine had the pleasure of showing him around town, he was impressed with the amount of research he had already done on Wigan, the reason he was there for research, he also liked a good pint of real ale and picked up the tab. John reckoned he was a top bloke.

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#8 Johnoco

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

And Billy McGinty and the pineapple ring.


yeah, that as well. And a comment about asking for the pepper in a cafe. Bloke came back 5 minutes later with the Daily Mirror.....something like that anyroad. :)

#9 T-Dub

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

and how was he as a guest?


Otley was the last date on his tour so the venue booked him in here. When they told him there was excess demand he said he'd do an extra night he cancelled us and stayed with a mate in Bradford

(and of course celeb guest behaviour isnt for telling on here anyway - what do you think I am,Phil, Twitter?)

#10 Phil

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

Otley was the last date on his tour so the venue booked him in here. When they told him there was excess demand he said he'd do an extra night he cancelled us and stayed with a mate in Bradford

(and of course celeb guest behaviour isnt for telling on here anyway - what do you think I am,Phil, Twitter?)


:D :D I knew him before he "made it" haven't been in contact for years, just wondered if he was still ok
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#11 Johnoco

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Just been on. Pretty funny and worth catching on iplayer.

#12 Leeds Wire

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

The book is excellent too. Genuine laugh out loud moments throughout.

http://www.goodreads...steel-s-in-town