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City of Culture 2013 winner; Plan B interview

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 15 July 2010

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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  • City of Culture 2013

    • City of Culture 2013

      Birmingham, Derry/Londonderry, Norwich and Sheffield are the four contenders left in the competition to become the first UK City of Culture in 2013.

  • Plan B

    • Plan B

      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.

  • City of Culture 2013 - Winner Announced

    • City of Culture 2013

      Birmingham, Derry/Londonderry, Norwich and Sheffield are the four contenders left in the competition to become the first UK City of Culture in 2013.

  • The Concert

    • The Concert

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

  • Sir Charles Mackerras

    • Sir Charles Mackerras

      Sir Charles Mackerras has died at the age of 84. A former leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, he was due to conduct two concerts at this year’s Proms.

  • City of Culture 2013

    There are four cities shortlisted:
    Birmingham

    Birmingham
  • City of Culture 2013

    Shortlisted: Londonderry / Derry

    Londonderry / Derry
  • City of Culture 2013

    Shortlisted: Norwich

    Norwich
  • City of Culture 2013

    Shortlisted: Sheffield

    Sheffield
  • Plan B

    Main picture shows: Ben Drew AKA Plan B.

    Plan B
  • The Concert

    In cinemas from 16 July.
    Certificate 15.

    The Concert

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