Stand-up comedian Mark Steel gives satirical and educational lectures on some of history's greatest thinkers.
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Mark Steel Mark Steel ...  Himself - Presenter 18 episodes, 2003-2006
Martin Hyder ...  Albert Einstein / ... 16 episodes, 2003-2006
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Stand-up comedian Mark Steel gives satirical and educational lectures on some of history's greatest thinkers.

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Official Sites:

Open University [UK]

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mark Steel magánórái See more »

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Excellent!
4 July 2005 | by star69-2See all my reviews

Absolutely stunning and entertaining short series of programmes covering great historical people.

In each 30 minute episode Mark manages to deliver a summary of the person's life and work at breakneck speed, put into a modern context by hilarious asides.

What I really like is the loving attention to detail e.g. fake newspaper pages revealing in-jokes etc. These flash on to the screen so quickly that you really need to pause a recording to appreciate them all. Plus more become apparent with repeated viewing.

Immensely watchable.


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