Hull 2017

BBC continues to showcase Hull during the city's special year

Hull’s story needs to be told, and what we announce today is just a flavour of what to expect. I believe our hard work and partnership with Hull 2017 will leave a lasting legacy.Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC
Date: 28.02.2017     Last updated: 28.02.2017 at 12.06
The BBC has already put Hull on the weather map and can now reveal how it will showcase the UK City of Culture 2017 over the coming months.
  • Four-day spoken word festival Contains Strong Language to include UK premiere of Anthony Burgess’ masterpiece Clockwork Orange: A Play With Music - a BBC Radio drama performance with the BBC Philharmonic for BBC Radio 3.
  • BBC Two to broadcast experimental project Flood: To The Sea.
  • BBC Four documentary to explore Philip Larkin’s relationship with Hull as shown through his photography.
  • Documentary series, One Bomb, to tell Hull’s experience of the Blitz.
  • BBC News Channel to broadcast series of Hull UK City of Culture specials.

The BBC’s highlights for seasons two and three of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture will include a UK premiere of the music and dramatisation Anthony Burgess wrote to accompany his masterpiece A Clockwork Orange. It will be part of the BBC’s four-day spoken word festival Contains Strong Language.

Other highlights will include a series of Hull UK City of Culture specials to be made by BBC Look North in Hull and broadcast on the BBC News Channel. There will also be a BBC Four documentary looking at how poet Philip Larkin captured the spirit of Hull through his photography.

The BBC has already broadcast hundreds of hours of coverage of Hull 2017 – living up to Director-General Tony Hall’s commitment the BBC would be Hull-centric throughout the year.

From BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend to content produced for television, radio, and online, the BBC’s programme of activity is aimed at all ages and to showcase Hull across the country and around the world.

BBC Director-General, Tony Hall, says: “It’s been a huge privilege to be a partner of Hull UK City of Culture, and I’m proud of the commitment the BBC has already given to the city throughout the first few weeks of 2017.

“Across the BBC, from local broadcasting to national flagship events, network documentaries and ambitious outreach projects, we are making sure our audiences far and wide know about Hull’s special year – and our part of it.

“Hull’s story needs to be told, and what we announce today is just a flavour of what to expect. I believe our hard work and partnership with Hull 2017 will leave a lasting legacy.”

Martin Green, Director Hull 2017, said: "The partnership between Hull City of Culture and the BBC is helping to define the city and the project in the eyes and ears of the UK. Only the BBC can help us ensure that this is a local celebration and a national arts quadrenniel.

"The BBC continues to deliver some of their key events to the city and have helped co-create new national arts events."

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