The Mark Steel Lecture

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The theme music is "The Pursuit of Power" by Keith Mansfield; see http://www2.playkpmmusic.com for samples.

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The radical comedian profiles the 18th century author and radical idealist. From September 1999.

The radical comedian profiles the 18th century author and radical idealist.

From September 1999.

The radical comedian profiles the eighteenth century author and idealist.

From 1999.

The comedian profiles the eighteenth century author and radical idealist.

Politically passionate Mark Steel takes a look at the 18th-century idealist Thomas Paine.

Politically passionate Mark Steel takes a look at the eighteenth century idealist Thomas Paine.

Stand-up comic and columnist Mark Steel from the Watershed in Bristol enlightens us on the life of Thomas Paine.

With Melanie Hudson and Martin Hyder.

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The comic examines the life and times of the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' Romantic poet. From March 2001.

The life and times of the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' Romantic poet.

From March 2001.

The comic examines the life and times of the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' Romantic poet.

Mark Steel on the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' Romantic poet.

Mark Steel on the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' Romantic poet.Lord Byron.

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The radical comedian profiles the Greek philosopher, who he thinks was hard done by. From March 2001.

The radical comedian profiles the Greek philosopher, who he thinks was hard done by.

From March 2001.

This week, the Greek philosopher Aristotle.

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The radical comedian profiles the Italian artist and scholar - a genius or a hopeless absent-minded buffoon? From March 2001.

Hopeless absent minded buffoon or ahead of his time? Mark Steel helps you decide.

Comedian Mark Steel lectures humorously about historical figures that have shaped their era.

Comedian Mark Steel embarks on a series of humorous lectures about historical figures who shaped their era.

This week, Leonardo Da Vinci.

The radical comedian profiles the Italian artist and scholar: genius or hopeless absent-minded buffoon? From March 2001.

genius or hopeless absent-minded buffoon?

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The radical comedian profiles the revolutionary leader who became a left-wing hero, despite chronic asthma. From April 2001.

The radical comedian profiles the revolutionary leader who became a left-wing hero, despite chronic asthma.

From April 2001.

Profiling the revolutionary leader who became a left-wing hero, despite chronic asthma.

Comedian Mark Steel lectures humorously about historical figures who have shaped their era.

Comedian Mark Steel lectures humorously about historical figures that have shaped their era.

Comedian Mark Steel presents a series of humorous lectures about historical figures who shaped their era.

This week, Che Guevara.

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Initially a hater of jazz music, the radical comedian profiles the American singer and songwriter. From April 2001.

Initially a hater of jazz music, the radical comedian profiles the American singer and songwriter.

From April 2001.

Initially a hater of jazz music, the radical comedian profiles the singer and songwriter.

Comedian Mark Steel lectures humorously about historical figures who have shaped their era.

Comedian Mark Steel lectures humorously about historical figures that have shaped their era.

Comedian Mark Steel presents a series of humorous lectures about historical figures who shaped their era.

This week, singer Billie Holiday.

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The radical comedian offers his assessment of the influential revolutionary thinker and philosopher. From April 2001.

The comedian gives his assessment of the influential revolutionary thinker and philosopher

The radical comedian offers his assessment of the influential revolutionary thinker and philosopher.

From April 2001.

Mark Steel tackles the father of socialism, Karl Marx.

Not literally - it's a lecture.

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This week Napoleon: not as short as we thought?

The radical comedian offers his humorous assessment of the life and career of the battling French emperor. From October 2002.