The Mark Steel Revolution

Comic and Guardian columnist Mark Steel presents six highly personal lectures on the theme of revolution, examining some of the major historical forces at work during revolutions and holding up a mirror to our own age.

Episodes

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01The French Revolution1998063019980701
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The radical comic turns his analytical mind to the guillotine and all things French. With Carla Mendonca. From June 1998.

The radical comic turns his analytical mind to the guillotine and all things French.

02The Sexual Revolution1998070719980708
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From sweetening your breath to the Stonewall Riots, the comedian examines the politics of the bedroom. From July 1998.

From Masters and Johnson to The Stonewall Inn, Mark examines Sexual Politics, Sexual Identity and, er, Sex.

What was the sexual revolution all about? Mark Steel takes a look back at how it all began.

The comedian examines the politics of the bedroom.

From July 1998.

From sweetening your breath to The Stonewall Riots, the comedian examines the politics of the bedroom.

03The Russian Revolution1998071420081202 (BBC7)
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The radical comedian re-assesses the historical forces and key players. With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder.

04The Industrial Revolution1998072120081209 (BBC7)
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The radical comedian reassesses a period of major change in Britain. With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder. From July 1998.

05The American Civil War1998072819980729
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The radical comedian asks if the battling was part of a revolution. With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder. From July 1998.

Comic Mark Steel presents a series of lectures on the theme of revolution.

But is the American Civil War really a revolution?

Mark Steel takes a look at the causes of the Civil War and the Abolitionist movement.

The radical comedian asks if the battling was part of a revolution.

From July 1998.

With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder.

06 LASTThe Evolution Of Man - The Theory Of Evolution1998080419980805
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The radical comedian reassesses Darwin's description of the development of life.

Mark Steel presents a highly personal view of the life of Darwin and his Theory of Evolution.