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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0101The French Revolution1998063019980701
20030813 (BBC7)
20040702 (BBC7)
20040703 (BBC7)
20050926 (BBC7)
20050927 (BBC7)
20070308 (BBC7)
20070309 (BBC7)
20081118 (BBC7)
20081119 (BBC7)
20130202 (BBC7)
20141101 (BBC7)
20160707 (BBC7)

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

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. With Carla Mendonca. From June 1998.

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

The radical comic turns his analytical mind to the guillotine and all things French. From June 1998.

Mark Steel presents a highly personal account of the events of the French Revolution.

0102The Sexual Revolution1998070719980708
20030814 (BBC7)
20040709 (BBC7)
20040710 (BBC7)
20051003 (BBC7)
20051004 (BBC7)
20070315 (BBC7)
20070316 (BBC7)
20081125 (BBC7)
20081126 (BBC7)
20130209 (BBC7)
20141108 (BBC7)
20160714 (BBC7)

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.

The comedian examines the politics of the bedroom. From July 1998.

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

0103The Russian Revolution1998071419980715
20030815 (BBC7)
20040716 (BBC7)
20040717 (BBC7)
20051010 BT= 0330 (BBC7)
20051010 (BBC7)
20051011 (BBC7)
20070322 (BBC7)
20070323 (BBC7)
20081202 (BBC7)
20081203 (BBC7)
20130216 (BBC7)
20141115 (BBC7)
20160721 (BBC7)

Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder join Mark in this comic study of The Russian Revolution.

The radical comedian re-assesses the historical forces and key players.

With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder.

From July 1998.

The radical comedian re-assesses the historical forces and key players. With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder. From July 1998.

The radical comedian re-assesses the historical forces and key players. With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder.

Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder join Mark in this comic study of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin. From 1998.

0104The Industrial Revolution1998072119980722
20030818 (BBC7)
20040723 (BBC7)
20040724 (BBC7)
20051017 (BBC7)
20051018 (BBC7)
20070329 (BBC7)
20070330 (BBC7)
20081209 (BBC7)
20081210 (BBC7)
20130223 (BBC7)
20141122 (BBC7)
20160728 (BBC7)

The radical comedian re-assesses a period of major change in Britain.

With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder.

From July 1998.

The radical comedian reassesses a period of major change in Britain. With Carla Mendonca and Martin Hyder. From July 1998.

Mark Steel presents a highly personal account of the rise and impact of the industrial revolution.

0105The American Civil War1998072819980729
20030819 (BBC7)
20040730 (BBC7)
20040731 (BBC7)
20051024 (BBC7)
20051025 (BBC7)
20070405 (BBC7)
20070406 (BBC7)
20081216 (BBC7)
20081217 (BBC7)
20130302 (BBC7)
20141129 (BBC7)
20160804 (BBC7)

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.

The radical comedian asks if the battling was part of a revolution. From July 1998.

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 US Civil War really a revolution?

Comic Mark Steel presents a series of lectures on the theme of revolution. But is the American Civil War really a revolution?

0106 LASTThe Evolution Of Man - The Theory Of Evolution1998080419980805
20030820 (BBC7)
20040806 (BBC7)
20040807 (BBC7)
20051031 (BBC7)
20051101 (BBC7)
20070412 (BBC7)
20070413 (BBC7)
20081223 (BBC7)
20081224 (BBC7)
20130316 (BBC7)
20141206 (BBC7)
20160811 (BBC7)

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

The radical comedian re-assesses Darwin's description of the development of life.

With Carla Mendonca.

From August 1998.

The radical comedian reassesses Darwin's description of the development of life. With Carla Mendonca. From August 1998.