An Interview with Neil Tennant
To accompany BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival in Gateshead, Philip Dodd talk to the singer Neil Tennant who grew up in the fishing port of North Shields and went to a Catholic school in Newcastle. He talks to Philip about the influence of the North East on his career, which began in publishing and magazines. Last year the Pet Shop Boys performed at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics and they have just returned from a tour which has taken them to 29 countries.
Producer: Neil Trevithick.