Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas  The Manifesto  The Complete Series 5
  • Mark Thomas The Manifesto The Complete Series 5

  • In this fifth series, comedian and activist Mark Thomas travels to theatres around the country to compile a People's Manifesto using policies suggested by his studio audience. In these six episodes, the ideas include applying the bedroom tax to MPs' second homes, re-nationalising the railways, stopping farmers from spray-painting sheep, and abandoning the recycling of plastic bottles. In addition, there are calls for low-cost housing, happier train carriages, novel road safety techniques, free public transport for NHS staff and the introduction of a global tax. Researcher: Susan McNicholas. Producer: Colin Anderson.

Mark Thomas is an award-winning stand-up comedian and political activist. He has been performing for over 30 years, and has had several shows on radio and television, including six series of The Mark Thomas Comedy Product for Channel 4 and five series of Mark Thomas: The Manifesto for BBC Radio 4.

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