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Bristol Sin City

Book lover and Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney is joined by authors Philippa Gregory and Melvin Burgess to explore how the city of Bristol has inspired their fiction.

Book lover and Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney is joined by three authors to explore Bristol, the city that inspired their writing. Books include Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, Melvin Burgess's Junk, Where's My Money by Mike Manson and A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory - well-known works of fiction based on the city's seafaring, slave-trading and contraband past.

30 minutes


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:19

    The Clash

    Career Opportunities

  • 00:27

    Joy Division

    Love Will Tear Us Apart


Role Contributor
Presenter Gemma Cairney
Participant Philippa Gregory
Participant Melvin Burgess
Producer Melanie Rodrigues
Director Melanie Rodrigues
Executive Producer Maggie Latham


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