Filmed in South London’s Blackheath Halls, writer and comic creator of the hugely popular BBC Radio 4 show Mark Steel’s In Town brings us this recording from one of the stops on his UK tour. After researching the history, heritage and culture of his audience’s home town, Mark performs a bespoke evening of clever, creative comedy for the local residents. Now in it’s 8th series, In Town went onto to win the 2018 BBC Radio Awards Best Comedy Show. ‘A feelgood rallying cry celebrating what makes Britain great – even when it’s a bit sh*t. Especially when it’s a bit sh*t’ – Chortle
In this revolutionary (see what we did there?) show, Steel tells us in a hilarious fashion what happened in France between the storming of the Bastille and the rise of Napoleon – bringing to life the people who made them happen. Brilliantly insightful and full of laughs, it puts the peculiarity of individual people back at the centre of the story.