iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 23/10/2009

Listen now 30 mins

Listen in pop-out player

23/10/2009

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 23 October 2009

It's 25 years since Frankie Goes to Hollywood released their classic album Welcome to the Pleasuredome, which contained their three hit singles Relax, Two Tribes and The Power of Love. The band's producer Trevor Horn and their master of spin Paul Morley look back on the creation of the band and its distinctive sound.

Anthony Cartwright discusses his novel Heartland, which explores grass-roots politics, football and the far right in a fictional Black Country community.

A long, dark underpass beneath the railway tracks on Neville Street in Leeds has been transformed by new work from artists Hans Peter Kuhn and Andy Edwards. Geoff Bird reports from the opening and finds out whether the city's pedestrians appreciate the change.

  • FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

    A new greatest hits album Frankie Say Greatest is out on 2 November.

  • HEARTLAND

    HEARTLAND

    Heartland by Anthony Cartwright is available now in paperback.

    Heartland
  • HEARTLAND

    HEARTLAND

    Heartland is BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime, starting Monday 26 October.

    Book at Bedtime
  • LEEDS LIGHT UP THE UNDERPASS

    LEEDS LIGHT UP THE UNDERPASS

    The lights and sounds are on 24 hours, seven days a week - changing once a day at 4 am.

    Image of artist Hans Peter Kuhn in front of his light display.

    Neville Street Gallery

Broadcasts

Front Row's Cultural Exchange

Cultural Exchange

Seventy-five leading creative minds choose a favourite cultural work.

Free downloads

  1. Image for Cultural Exchange

    Cultural Exchange

    Creative minds talk about the cultural work that inspires them. A major new arts project for…

  2. Image for Front Row Daily

    Front Row Daily

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's…

  3. Image for Front Row Daily Archive 2010

    Front Row Daily Archive 2010

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's…

  4. Image for Front Row Daily Archive 2011

    Front Row Daily Archive 2011

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's…

  5. Image for Front Row Daily Archive 2012

    Front Row Daily Archive 2012

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's…

  6. Image for Front Row Weekly

    Front Row Weekly

    Interviews with leading novelists, musicians, film directors, artists and more, from Radio 4's…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss