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Channel 4 series combining stand-up with stunts and campaigns designed to highlight issues of politics, human rights and globalisation. Known simply as the "Mark Thomas Product" after 2000, when activism began to assume a more central role in the programme. Written and created by Mark Thomas. First aired on Channel 4 in February 1996.
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BBC News: Comic blasts 'rotten' public bodies
"TV comedian Mark Thomas issued a withering attack on public bodies, describing them as 'rotten to the core' when it comes to members registering their outside interests." (April 18, 2002)
The Guardian: Mark Thomas on the rampage
Review of a show on the Ilisu dam project in south-east Turkey and the plight of the Kurds. (June 27, 2001)
BBC News: DTI denies smear campaign claims
"The Department for Trade and Industry has denied claims that a government minister attempted to smear Mark Thomas." (January 08, 2001)
BBC News: Mark Thomas: Taking comedy seriously
Profile and details of stunts featured in the show. (January 08, 2001)
Socialist Standard: The Mark Thomas Comedy Product
Review of the programme, with details of some of the issues explored by it. (April 01, 1998)
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