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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

Follow the yak – he's got your back

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

Reviewed: 08-03-19

Part "coverage" of the London Marathon, part eavesdropping on conversations and internal monologues of the runners, spectators, even the people handing out the water bottles – I'm really enjoying this series so far.

Episode one has a runner upset at how few sponsors he's got, and an aunt struggling to cope with a devious niece waiting for her mum to run past.

Brilliantly performed by the cast, and wonderfully written. Touching, funny, relatable and surreal – well worth a listen.

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