Mark Steel - Who Do I Think I Am?

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The star of the award winning Mark Steel's In Town brings his new, critically acclaimed stand-up show to Radio 4.

"I've always known I was adopted, even before I knew where babies who weren't adopted came from."

Who Do I Think I Am? is a surprising, moving and incredibly funny story about what Mark discovered in his half-hearted attempt to navigate the red tape required to track down his birth mother.

"It never really bothered me that I'd never met my mum. It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to 'find out who I was', as it didn't seem likely I'd discover I was someone different to who I thought I was. Could it turn out I was three stone lighter than I thought, or I spoke Italian or supported Arsenal or had a fear of Liquorice Allsorts? But after the birth of my own son, I realised it's quite an event to have a child, and she may well remember giving birth to me, and maybe even the adoption..."

This is a special performance of 'Mark Steel: Who do I Think I Am' - recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre

Written and performed by Mark Steel
Producer Carl Cooper
BBC Studios Production.

The star of the award winning Mark Steel's In Town brings his new, critically acclaimed stand-up show to Radio 4.

"I've always known I was adopted, even before I knew where babies who weren't adopted came from."

Who Do I Think I Am? is a surprising, moving and incredibly funny story about what Mark discovered in his half-hearted attempt to navigate the red tape required to track down his birth mother.

"It never really bothered me that I'd never met my mum. It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to 'find out who I was', as it didn't seem likely I'd discover I was someone different to who I thought I was. Could it turn out I was three stone lighter than I thought, or I spoke Italian or supported Arsenal or had a fear of Liquorice Allsorts? But after the birth of my own son, I realised it's quite an event to have a child, and she may well remember giving birth to me, and maybe even the adoption..."

This is a special performance of 'Mark Steel: Who do I Think I Am' - recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre

Written and performed by Mark Steel

Producer Carl Cooper

BBC Studios Production.