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Live from Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017

Paddy O'Connell sits in for Jeremy Vine, live from Kingston upon Hull. We discuss what this 'city of culture' status means for Hull.

Paddy O'Connell sits in for Jeremy Vine.
Paddy visits the UK City of Culture for 2017: Kingston upon Hull.
We discuss what this 'city of culture' status means for Hull as we get to know the place, and debate the merits of investing public money in the arts.
A local historian tells us how Hull was devastated in the blitz, and we visit the last surviving fishing boat from city's once-thriving fishing industry.
We hear the story of the Humber Bridge. It's the UK's longest suspension bridge yet was once branded a bridge 'from nowhere to nowhere'.
And we hear from the 94-year-old lady who's raised more than £100,000 for charity over 25 years by dressing as a bee.

2 hours

Music Played

  • The Housemartins

    Happy Hour

    • Now That's What I Call Quite Good.
    • Go! Discs.
  • Mark Ronson

    Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 001.
  • Blondie

    Denis

    • Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie.
    • EMI.
  • James Taylor

    Up on the Roof

    • James Taylor - Classic Songs.
    • CBS.
  • Pulp

    Common People

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 5.
  • David Bowie

    Starman

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • The Beautiful South

    Rotterdam (Or Anywhere)

    • (CD Single).
    • Go! Discs.
  • Barry White

    You're the First, the Last, My Everything

    • Barry White - The Collection.
    • Mercury.
  • Marc Almond

    A Kind Of Love

    • (CD Single).
    • BMG.
    • 1.
  • Electronic

    Getting Away With It...

    • (CD Single).
    • Factory Records.
  • Elkie Brooks

    Sunshine After The Rain

    • The Very Best Of.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
    • 004.
  • Spandau Ballet

    Communication

    • Spandau Ballet - Singles Collection.
    • Chrysalis.

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