Mark Steel has performed as a stand-up comedian on the British comedy circuit and on national tours since 1983. He has also written and performed four series of The Mark Steel Solution (Radio 4) and four series of The Mark Steel Lecture (Radio 4) – a collection of absorbing, half-hour profiles of historical figures. The television version of ?The Mark Steel Lectures’ ran for three series on BBC4 and was nominated for a BAFTA Television Award. Mark is also a regular on TV shows such as “QI”, a columnist for the Independent and an fan of both Crystal Palace and Kent County Cricket Club.
There is so much to yell about. There is the modern world in which you spend so long trying to work out iTunes, that it’s easier to form a band and learn the songs. But there is also so much to be delighted with. Like the fact that everyone in Northampton knows the sign that says “Family Planning Advice – Use Rear Entrance”. Then there is the crazy story of being brought up in a working-class street in Kent, to discover my natural father was a millionaire backgammon player who was best mates with Lord Lucan.