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The cotton had gone, the ship canal had gone, the money had gone. Then music arrived. From Herman's Hermits to Joy Division and the Smiths.

Jeanette Winterson presents her personal exploration of the city of Manchester, from its Celtic roots to the present day and beyond. She takes to the streets of the city to tell the stories of the disparate groups and events which formed this combative and insubordinate urban centre.

Jeanette grew up in Accrington in Lancashire and regards the city of Manchester as always influencing, always transforming - an alchemical place.

The sounds of Manchester, past and present, are woven between her words and thoughts.

Episode 4: Music
The cotton had gone, the ship canal had gone, the money had gone. Then music arrived. From Herman's Hermits to Joy Division and The Smiths, making music that moved beyond the stereotype of the northern practical man.

Written and Presented by Jeanette Winterson

Produced by Kevin Dawson
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

Last on

Thu 11 Dec 2014 13:45

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  • Thu 11 Dec 2014 13:45