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Jarvis Cocker to host nocturnal Radio 4 show

Jarvis Cocker
Image caption Cocker began presenting on BBC Radio 6 in 2008

Jarvis Cocker is to host a new late night factual series for BBC Radio 4 about unusual human nocturnal habits.

The Pulp frontman, who also presents a Sunday afternoon show on 6 Music, takes to the streets to find out what goes behind closed doors at night.

The first programme features a pub lock-in, a lonely prisoner at Wormwood Scrubs and a drunk who spends the night in an empty building.

The first of four half-hour programmes, Wireless Nights, airs on 5 April.

It is not the singer's first involvement with Radio 4.

Previous credits include Desert Island Discs in 2005, a guest editorship of the Today programme in 2008 and the 2011 documentary In Search of the Holy Whale.

Cocker's band Pulp were recently honoured for their outstanding contribution to music at the NME Awards.

The band, who had hits including Disco 2000 and Common People in the 1990s, reunited last year for a series of shows at festivals including Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds.

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