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Whatever Happened To Mark Miwurdz?

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What ever happened to poet, comedian & presenter, Mark Miwurdz, the alter ego of Sheffielder, Mark Hurst? 

 

He was all over the place at one time in the late 1980's, early 1990's but there doesn't even appear to be a Wikipedia page?  There are videos on YouTube though. 

 

 

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Still punning on Twitter, not in best of health some years ago. 

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I saw him perform live a few times in the 80s.

 

Last night (23:30), on BBC Radio 4 Extra, I listened to Episode 1, Series 4 of 'The Mary Whitehouse Experience', from October 1990, which included a spot by Mark Hurst [although the BBC Sounds website incorrectly credits the equally excellent Mark Thomas instead].

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15 minutes ago, horribleblob said:

I saw him perform live a few times in the 80s.

 

Last night (23:30), on BBC Radio 4 Extra, I listened to Episode 1, Series 4 of 'The Mary Whitehouse Experience', from October 1990, which included a spot by Mark Hurst [although the BBC Sounds website incorrectly credits the equally excellent Mark Thomas instead].

That's where I heard him & it got me thinking about what happened to him? 

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I used to travel a lot between Leeds and Sheffield in the 1980s. It seems as if Mark was on every train that I caught😀

 

I chatted with him regularly. Lovely man.

 

I think he’s called Mark Hurst these days.

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10 hours ago, Norbert said:

Still punning on Twitter, not in best of health some years ago. 

I don't do Twitter but sorry to hear he's had health issues. 

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I remember him appearing on the Tube on Channel 4 quite regularly.

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Thanks for the email Horribleblob.  Tried to reply but with the bounce back message I've just received, I don't think my reply has got through to you. 

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I went to see John Otway and Wild Willy Barret in the Penguin either late 70s or early Eighties. There was a poet on as well with that name of Mark Miywurds. Guess it was the same guy. Happy days !!

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He did a lot of gigs in 1984 supporting the miner's strike. I saw him at Beighton Miner's Welfare.

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