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Great Northern Playlist

OJ Borg presents The Great Northern Playlist, chosen by BBC Local Radio listeners and recorded by the BBC Philharmonic.

The Great Northern Playlist is made up of ten new orchestral arrangements of iconic songs from the North of England, including Tainted Love by Soft Cell and She’s Electric by Oasis. The songs have been nominated by BBC Local Radio listeners and recorded remotely in lockdown by the BBC Philharmonic.

In the first hour, ten BBC Local Radio stations in the North of England will join Radio 2 for a simulcast programme presented by OJ Borg. It will include performances of all the arrangements, plus live link-ups with presenters from each radio station – from Merseyside to Humberside, from Newcastle to Sheffield.

OJ will continue the celebrations in the second hour, playing additional tracks from the BBC Philharmonic that have been recorded in lockdown, along with highlights from their previous Radio 2 concert performances.

2 hours

Last on

Sun 16 Aug 2020 19:00

Music Played

  • BBC Philharmonic

    All Around The World (Great Northern Playlist)

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Calling All The Heroes (Great Northern Playlist)

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Relax (Great Northern Playlist)

  • BBC Philharmonic

    On The Beach (Great Northern Playlist)

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Tainted Love (Great Northern Playlist)

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Boogie Nights (Great Northern Playlist)

  • BBC Philharmonic

    It's A Sin (Great Northern Playlist)

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Black Magic (Great Northern Playlist)

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Every Kinda People (Great Northern Playlist)

  • BBC Philharmonic

    I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor (Great Northern Playlist)

  • BBC Philharmonic

    She's Electric (Great Northern Playlist)

  • Pet Shop Boys & BBC Philharmonic

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • Members of the BBC Philharmonic

    Take 5

  • Members of the BBC Philharmonic

    Armando's Rhumba

  • The BBC Orchestras and BBC Singers

    Beethoveniana

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Sound and Vision

  • BBC Philharmonic

    BBC Sports Medley

  • Ricardo Afonso & BBC Philharmonic

    Show Must Go On

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Easter Parade

  • BBC Philharmonic

    Tom Jones Medley

  • Claire Moore & BBC Philharmonic

    Goldfinger

  • Vera Lynn & BBC Philharmonic

    New World In The Morning

  • Boy George & BBC Philharmonic

    Karma Chameleon

Broadcast

  • Sun 16 Aug 2020 19:00