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City of Culture 2013 winner; Plan B interview

John Wilson has news of the winner of the UK City of Culture 2013, an interview with singer Plan B and the verdict on The Concert, a film about an act of orchestral impersonation.

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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30 minutes

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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.

      Duration: 11:32

  • 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.

      Duration: 09:16

  • 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.

      Duration: 01:49

  • The Concert

    • The Concert

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

      Duration: 04:12

  • 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.

      Duration: 01:01

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  • Thu 15 Jul 2010 19:15

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