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A Tale of Two Rival Cities

Broadcaster and writer Stuart Maconie takes a wry look at the rivalry between the two great northern cities of Liverpool and Manchester through historical objects .They've both been at the heart of developments which have shaped the world, and their economies have been interdependent. Yet everyone knows Mancs and Scousers hate each other - but why?

Stuart discovers that the roots of the rivalry are buried centuries back. The cities didn't lock horns when they were puny youngsters. They waited till they'd built themselves up into giants, then had a showdown which literally tore a divide across the North West, and left festering resentment which persists to this day.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 17 May 2010 19:30
BBC One North West


Role Contributor
PresenterStuart Maconie
Executive ProducerDeborah Van Bishop
Executive ProducerCat Lewis
ProducerRobin Anderson
DirectorRobin Anderson