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Eddie Izzard's Mandela Marathon

2 x 1 hour

Nelson Mandela, a hero and icon for all generations.

To honour Mandela’s twenty seven years in prison and as personal tribute to the great man’s contribution to freedom and equality, actor and comedian Eddie Izzard set himself a challenge…to run 27 marathons in 27 days.

But this incredible journey and lasting homage to Mandela takes dramatic and unexpected twists.  Izzard’s courage, determination and sheer adoration for Nelson Mandela shine through with humour and humanity as he has to rethink his journey when his physical limits are pushed to excess.

We are taken from the Eastern Cape where Mandela was born, to Robben island where the former President of South Africa was imprisoned for 18 of the 27 years he served in jail and via Johannesburg to Pretoria where Mandela was on trial.  Scattered with stand-up comedy shows, surprising encounters and fascinating locations, Eddie provides a funny and touching tribute to the great Nelson Mandela.

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Lion TV for Sky1, UK


Eddie Izzard


Nick Catliff, Bill Locke


Sarah Townsend

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