Mark Thomas - The Manifesto

Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking blue-sky policy suggestions designed to improve our nation from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best.

The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

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Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking blue-sky policy suggestions designed to improve our nation from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best.

The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto.

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best.

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The activist tries to shape policies, including honesty for politicians and truthful ads.

The renowned comedian and activist tries to shape policies, including honesty for politicians and truthful ads. From July 2009.

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Mark Thomas: The Manifesto. Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best. The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

This edition includes policies such as restricting Prime Ministers to two full terms of office; the introduction of a maximum wage; and making all 4x4s transparent.

Produced by Ed Morrish.

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto.

Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best.

The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto.

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Mark Thomas: The Manifesto. Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best. The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

This edition includes such policies as forcing Ofsted inpectors to teach; taxing commodities trading; and paying off the mortgages of the customers of failed banks.

Produced by Ed Morrish.

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto.

Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best.

The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto.

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Mark Thomas: The Manifesto. Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best. The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

The weeks' edition will include policies such as banning cars from city centres; monitoring investment bankers' testosterone levels; and abolishing all forms of self-regulation.

Produced by Ed Morrish.

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto.

Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best.

The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto.

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Crush cars illegally parked in disabled spaces? An audience interacts with the funny man.

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto. Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best. The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

This episode will include policies such as crushing the cars of anyone illegally parked in a disabled space; the legalisation of Viking-style funerals; and consolidating the United Kingdom's national debt into one easy-to-pay loan.

Produced by Ed Morrish

Mark Thomas: The Manifesto.

Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto, taking suggestions from his studio audience and then getting them to vote for the best.

The winner of each show will be enforceable by law, so pay attention.

Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto.

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A shame-based pay policy for professional footballers and compulsory relationship MOTs.

This week Mark and the audience consider an agenda which includes a shame-based pay-policy for professional footballers, compulsory relationship MOTs and the public funding of political parties, plus there's "any other business" suggestions from the theatre audience.

Mark also tries starts to pursue one of the winning policies from last series - that he should invade Jersey.

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Tonight's agenda:

1.

50% Minimum Participation in Elections

2.

Convert Fast Food into Renewable Gas

3.

Earning Cap of £30k on All Bank Employees

Plus any other business from our studio audience.

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Nationalise British music festivals, abolish stamp duty, and reduce the voting age to 16.

Comedian-activist, Mark Thomas, considers the blue-sky political policy suggestions of the public.

This week's agenda:

1) Nationalise British Music Festivals

2) Abolish Stamp Duty

3) Reduce Voting Age to 16

Plus more weird and wonderful suggestions from the studio audience, submitted as "Any Other Business".

Tonight's Agenda:

1) To introduce an government department of externalities

2) To allow civil partnerships for heterosexual couples

3) A traffic ban on local roads around each rush hour

Plus, any other business from our studio audience.

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This week's agenda:

1) Civil Partnerships to be Made Available to Heterosexual Couples

2) Introduce a Government Department for Externalities

3) A Traffic Ban During Rush-Hour

Plus a wide range of "Any Other Business" suggestions from the studio audience.

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Comedian-activist Mark Thomas and his studio audience consider policy proposals for a People's Manifesto.

This week's agenda:

1) Excluding Non-Doms from free access to the NHS

2) Every citizen to be given £10,000 in quantitative easing vouchers, to be spent in the next 6 months

And

3) Proportional voting rights for MPs based on the size of their majorities

"Any Other Business" policies are also taken from the studio audience throughout the show.

Written and presented by Mark Thomas

Produced by Colin Anderson.

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Mark addresses tax avoidance, quantitative easing and voting reform.

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas and his studio audience consider policy proposals for a People's Manifesto.

This week's agenda:

1) Excluding Non-Doms from free access to the NHS

2) Every citizen to be given £10,000 in quantitative easing vouchers, to be spent in the next 6 months

And

3) Proportional voting rights for MPs based on the size of their majorities

"Any Other Business" policies are also taken from the studio audience throughout the show.

Written and presented by Mark Thomas

Produced by Colin Anderson.

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Mark is in Sheffield considering community gardening, homelessness and education.

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas heads to Sheffield City Hall in search of new proposals for his People's Manifesto.

This week's agenda:

1) Councils to plant fruit trees in public spaces

2) 3 Years' free education for all between age 25 and retirement

and

3) Buckingham Palace to be converted into homeless flats

Plus lots of "any other business" suggestions for the studio audience, including a novel approach to reducing knife crime.

Written and presented by Mark Thomas

Produced by Colin Anderson.

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Comedian-activist Mark Thomas heads to Sheffield City Hall in search of new proposals for his People's Manifesto.

This week's agenda:

1) Councils to plant fruit trees in public spaces

2) 3 Years' free education for all between age 25 and retirement

and

3) Buckingham Palace to be converted into homeless flats

Plus lots of "any other business" suggestions for the studio audience, including a novel approach to reducing knife crime.

Written and presented by Mark Thomas

Produced by Colin Anderson.

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Comedian Mark Thomas and his studio audience consider proposals for a People's Manifesto.

Comedian-activist Mark Thomas and his studio audience consider proposals for a People's Manifesto.

Produced by Colin Anderson.

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  • a kick-starter to buy scotland out of the union
  • an end to bank fees for those on a family income of less than £30,000
  • bankers to be given bonuses in the form of nhs donation cards
  • produced by Colin Anderson

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    Comedian and activist Mark Thomas heads to Bridport, Dorset for some suggestions.

    Producer: Colin Anderson.

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    Comedian Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto based on suggestions from the audience.

    Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto using policies suggested by his studio audience. Producer: Colin Anderson

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    From the Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury, Mark demands that farmers stop spraypainting sheep

    Comedian Mark Thomas compiles audience policy ideas from The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury. Tonight's manifesto includes demands that farmers stop spraypainting sheep, that we abandon the recycling of plastic bottles and that a Land Value Tax replace all other taxation. Produced by Colin Anderson.

    Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto using policies suggested by his studio audience.

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    Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto.

    Activist comedian Mark Thomas considers policy suggestions for a People's Manifesto. Recorded in the BBC Radio Theatre, London. Producer: Colin Anderson

    Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto using policies suggested by his studio audience.

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    Mark is in Manchester for thoughts on low-cost housing and novel road safety techniques.

    Comedian-activist Mark Thomas takes his People's Manifesto to Manchester, with policies on low-cost housing, happier train carriages and novel road safety techniques. Produced by Colin Anderson.

    Comedian and activist Mark Thomas creates a People's Manifesto using policies suggested by his studio audience.

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    Mark concludes his People's Manifesto back in the BBC Radio Theatre.

    Comedian-activist Mark Thomas concludes his "People's Manifesto" back in the BBC Radio Theatre. Producer: Colin Anderson.