City of Culture 2013 winner; Plan B interview

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Birmingham, Derry/Londonderry, Norwich and Sheffield are the four contenders left in the competition to become the first UK City of Culture in 2013. Chair of the judges Phil Redmond announces the winner this evening in Liverpool, and tells John Wilson the reasons for the decision. John also hears the reaction from the winning city.

Rapper and singer Plan B, real name Ben Drew, went straight to number one with his album The Defamation of Strickland Banks earlier this year. He reveals how audio books enjoyed by his blind grandfather partly inspired his new disc.

And Norman Lebrecht reviews The Concert, a film about an ensemble of musicians who pretend to be a famous orchestra.

Producer Helen Roberts.

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Thu 15 Jul 2010 19:15

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