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  • Mark Watson's Comedy Marathon

  • By: Mark Watson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 108

Tens of thousands of runners descend on London for one of the biggest events of the year... but there's a lot more to the Virgin Money London Marathon than just running. Over thirteen episodes crammed with some of comedy's brightest talents and the odd celebrity cameo, we get inside the minds of: a man who's entered the race by accident; an aunt being blackmailed by her niece; a ghost doomed to haunt the course for eternity; a woman who develops an unusual relationship with her phone; and a couple who are about to get engaged with disastrous consequences... among many others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bloody brilliant!

  • By Paul Matthews on 11-03-19

Something for everyone

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-19

Hugely talented cast and a really fun premise - realistically relatable in parts alongside some more surreal characters, that hang together thanks to the clever writing. Mark is excellent at creating fully realised individuals within minutes and it had a good balance of clever imagery and sound to evoke the spirit of the race alongside some big laughs from the narrative (episode 5 was my stand out favourite)

Picks up pace as it goes along, like a real marathon, and a really strong finish - even if it doesn’t inspire me to run a real one.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful