BBC Comedy Radio Broadcast From The Portland Spa Theatre – Free Tickets

WEDNESDAY 15TH APRIL 2009 – 7.30p.m.
Synopsis of programme:
Mark Steel visits 6 different towns from across the UK and delves into its history, people and idiosyncrasies to try and work out what ingredients combine to make the place distinctive.
He creates a bespoke stand-up show for that community and then performs the show in front of a local audience.
It’s a celebration of the sort of places in Britain which are generally less visited as tourist attractions but that have their own fascinating stories to tell with inhabitants who are passionate about what their home has to offer.
As well as shedding light on the less travelled to areas of Britain what Mark uncovers will undoubtedly resonate with us all as we recognise the quirkiness of our shared voice and identity as part of a community and the rich tapestry of remarkable events and people who shape the places we now live in.
During the series Mark Steel’s In Town Mark will visit Lewes, Skipton, Boston, Walsall, Merthyr Tydfil and the Isle of Portland. The Isle of Portland recording will happen on the 15th April and transmit on the 22nd April and we’re keen to invite as many locals from the Isle of Portland along to the recording as we can.
People can apply for tickets through the BBC ticket website or by calling BBC Studio Audiences on 0370 901 1227* during office hours (Monday-Friday 9am-6pm)