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5 live touches down in Hull

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Brett Spencer | 17:13 UK time, Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Hull poster

After months of talking about it and weeks of planning, we've arrived in Hull for the 5 live Octoberfest. The Humber Bridge looked magnificent shrouded in mist as we arrived on the train. Although we were soon dealing with the reality of the weather. It's raining, it's windy and it's cold. We've looked at a lot of weather forecasts since we got here and have chosen to believe the BBC one that says its going to get a lot better.

The 5 live igloo is currently being constructed in the main square while shoppers are being entertained on the big screen with last night's BBC Electric Proms gig by Robbie Williams. There are posters and flags everywhere: you can't miss 5 live in the centre of Hull right now. One woman wandering past said "what's 5 live?" to her friend. "It's a radio station" she replied. We're spreading the word one by one.

Right now the Interactive team are at the Ferens Gallery rigging equipment for tomorrow's live audience Q&A with Lord Coe which you will be able to watch on this very website. Nicky Campbell is at Hull Kingston Rovers rugby league club undergoing a fitness test. I don't think they're trying to sign him, just trying to find out how fit he is. You'll be able to hear about it on 5 live breakfast and watch the video right here.

The 5 live Octoberfest is underway.

Brett Spencer is BBC Radio 5's Interactive Editor


  • Comment number 1.

    Wow, what a radical idea. Taking the station on tour. Perhaps you could have taken a different program on tour several times a year and saved the ridiculous expense of moving everything to Salford. Would have given the presenters more insights into the regions.


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