Mark Steel

Mark Steel

Date of birth: 30-11-1960
Mark Steel has performed as a stand-up since 1983. For Radio 4, he has written and performed four series of both The Mark Steel Solution and The Mark Steel Lecture, which transferred to BBC4.

Mark has also hosted the BBC Radio 5 sports programme Extra Time, produced a weekly column for The Guardian and now does so for The Independent.

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Second radio award for Mark Steel

BBC honours Who Do You Think You Are? show

Mark Steel has won his second radio award in a week.

The comic’s Radio 4  show about his surprising family roots, Who Do I Think I Am? Scooped the best comedy production accolade at the BBC Radio & Music Awards.

It came days after he scooped the Chortle radio award for his show Mark Steel’s In Town, featuring custom-written stand up for various locations around the UK.

The BBC ceremony also honoured Nicholas Parsons with their gold award for hosting Just A Minute for five decades. Regular panellist Paul Merton handed over the award.

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Published: 22 Mar 2018

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