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Northern Power: Speaking From the North

Episode 10 of 10

Melvyn celebrates 'speaking from the north', and asks what the future might hold for the north and its place in Britain.

In this final programme Melvyn Bragg celebrates the power of northern voices in our sporting life, and asks what being and sounding Northern means more generally - in a year which has seen what might be a traumatic and decisive shift in our politics, and in our sense of national identity. In the wake of the EU Referendum, new questions are being raised about the need for devolution in the north of England - the need for the north to have a stronger presence in our public life and politics.

Contributors

David Hockney
Maxine Peake
Professor Robert Colls, De Montfort University
Geoffrey Boycott
Dame Judi Dench
Ian McMillan
Jimmy McGovern
Lee Hall
Ed Cox, Director IPPR North
Lee Rigg and the Wardle Academy Youth Brass Band

Producer: Faith Lawrence.

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28 minutes

Last on

Tue 14 Aug 2018 01:30

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