Mark Thomas The Manifesto Series 1 (BBC Radio 4)
Date: May 2011
Duration: 0 hours 55 minutes
The first series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy, 'Mark Thomas: The Manifesto', recorded with participation from a studio audience. This series was originally broadcast on 25 June and 2 July 2009. 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. Some of the proposals up for the vote are: holding a public referendum before going to war next time; reforming the role of Whips in The House of Commons and Lords; creating a pedestrian proficiency test; and introducing a one year cooling-off period for marriage proposals.