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  • Mark Steel

    The complete ninth and tenth series of Mark Steel's comedy travelogue In these two series of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show, comedian Mark Steel is on the road again, visiting places that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. Along the way, he delves into the history, heritage and culture of each town, before going on to write and perform a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents. His first stop is Hastings, where he finds that a lot's happened since 1066 - including an annual Pirates' Day. Other destinations on his road trip include King's Lynn (where he's thrilled to find a traffic island full of rabbits), Carlisle (notable for its cursing stone and pervasive...read more

  • Mark Steel

    In each episode of this award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, comedian Mark Steel visits a UK town and researches its history, heritage and culture, after which he performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents. Mark’s destinations in series 7 and 8 are: Stockport, Colchester, Hebden Bridge, Kingston upon Thames, Lynton and Lynmouth, Gibraltar, Bedford, Matlock and Matlock Bath, Inverness, Portishead, Hull and Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. This collection includes bonus special extended episodes from Gibraltar and Ventnor. In 2010 Mark Steel's in Town won a Silver Award for 'Best Comedy' in the Sony Radio Academy Awards, and in 2012 it won the Gold Award in the same...read more

  • Mark Steel

    In each episode of this BBC Radio 4 series Mark Steel visits a UK town and researches its history, heritage and culture, after which he performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents. Mark's destinations in Series 1 & 2 are Skipton; Boston; Lewes; Walsall; Merthyr Tydfil; Portland; Dartford; Wilmslow; Dumfries; Penzance; Gateshead and Kirkwall . Duration: 6 hours...read more

  • Mark Steel

    In each episode of this BBC Radio 4 series Mark Steel visits a UK town and researches its history, heritage and culture, after which he performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents. Mark's destinations in Series 3 & 4 are Berwick-Upon-Tweed; Holyhead; Basingstoke; Douglas on the Isle Of Man; Bungay; Wigan; Whitehaven; Tobermory; Corby; Handsworth; Ottery St. Mary and Chipping Norton. There's also a special episode recorded at the Edinburgh Festival. Duration: 6 hours 30 mins...read more

  • Mark Steel

    In each episode of this BBC Radio 4 series Mark Steel visits a UK town and researches its history, heritage and culture, after which he performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents. Mark's destinations in Series 5 & 6 are Glastonbury; Derry / Londonderry; St. Davids; Southall; Birkenhead; Huddersfield; Melton Mowbray; Fleetwood; Shrewsbury; Barnard Castle and Saint Anne. Duration: 6 hours...read more

  • Marcus Brigstocke

    I've Never Seen Star Wars is a Radio 4 entertainment series in which Marcus Brigstocke asks his guest of the week to embrace ordinary activities and experiences that they've perhaps always meant to try but haven't had the time, the courage or possibly the inclination. The challenges that the guests undertook in series one included drinking absinthe (Phill Jupitus), swimming (Paul Daniels), constructing some flat-packed furniture (Mark Steel), swigging a pint (Eve Pollard), buying a pornographic magazine from a shop (Tim Brooke-Taylor) and finally joining Facebook (Esther Rantzen), and that's but to name a few of the many activities...read more

  • BBC Radio

    Twenty-four episodes of the popular topical comedy show, chaired by Andy Zaltzman With its brilliant blend of the silly, the serious and the satirical, The News Quiz has been a must-listen for comedy fans since 1977. Recorded in front of a virtual audience, these three series see Andy Zaltzman presiding over a motley crew of comedians and journalists as they trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. Among the eager news-wranglers are Zoe Lyons, Nish Kumar, Helen Lewis, Athena Kugenblu, Lucy Porter, Paul Sinha, Daliso Chaponda, Mark Steel, Alice Fraser, Ayesha Hazarika and Kiri Pritchard-McLean. Beginning with a 'Best of 2020'...read more

  • Ian McMillan

    All 36 episodes of the maverick literary quiz Poet Ian McMillan is our host in this gleeful game of literary tomfoolery, outrageous parody and biting wit. Joining him for some lighthearted competitive wordplay are a quartet of writers and comedians, all ready and eager to run riot through the halls of great literature. Their bookish challenges include 'New Beginnings and Endings', which sees them topping and tailing well-known literary works to produce some very tall tales, 'Sound Effects', where they have to guess a book title from a mélange of sounds, and 'Conversation Consequences', where they imagine some unlikely meetings between fictional characters. Mrs Malaprop shares a...read more

  • Armando Iannucci

    Creator of The Thick Of It, I’m Alan Partridge and Veep and films In The Loop and The Death Of Stalin, Armando Iannucci is probably the most famous writer/director/satirist of his generation. Here he hosts his own award-wining radio show. Comedians who guested over the four series include David Mitchell, Michael McIntyre, Russell Howard, Miranda hart, Jo Brand, Phill Jupitus, Clive Anderson and a young John Oliver (before he was launched to stardom on The Daily...read more

  • Leigh Fondakowski

    In April of 2010, British Petroleum gave orders to speed up production on its colossal drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon. Despite the objections of many on the rig, safety measures were ignored or overlooked. On April 20th, the Deepwater Horizon exploded. Eleven men paid the ultimate price and countless thousands who call the Gulf Coast home found their lives irrevocably altered. Includes a conversation with Jim Morris, Executive Editor at The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. Spill is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and...read more

  • Tom Stoppard

    Tom Stoppard's Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe's influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationship between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the years 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Kate Burton as Hannah Mark Capri as Chater Jennifer Dundas as Thomasina Gregory Itzin as Bernard Nightingale David Manis as Captain Brice Christopher Neame as Noakes/Jellaby Peter Paige as...read more