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BBC specials to look back at Hull’s year as City of Culture


BBC Radio Humberside is to broadcast a special 12-hour show looking back at Hull’s year as UK City of Culture.

BBC Look North will also broadcast a half-hour review programme on the BBC News Channel.

The Hull 2017 Countdown on BBC Radio Humberside will start at 12pm on New Year’s Eve and will be on air until the city sees in the New Year at midnight.

Presenting the show will be Lizzie Rose, Carl Wheatley, David Burns, Phil White and Kofi Smiles. The presenters will feature highlights of the year reliving a month per hour and will be joined by special guests.

On the BBC News Channel, Britain’s City of Culture – Review of the Year will be presented by Anne-Marie Tasker and the 2017 Face of Hull Kofi Smiles. 

The half hour programme will be broadcast on the BBC News Channel on Friday December 22nd at 9.30pm and at various times over Christmas and New Year. It will also be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.

In addition, BBC Radio 4’s Listening Project booth will return to Hull Marina on December 20th to record a special programme which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Christmas Day at 8am and BBC Radio Humberside on Friday December 29th at 6pm. 

Martyn Weston, managing editor of BBC Radio Humberside, said: “It has been an unforgettable year for Hull and BBC Radio Humberside has been proud to be the official radio station for the UK City of Culture. We promised our listeners we’d be at the heart of Hull 2017 and with many hours of additional programmes we’ve certainly done that. Our special 12-hour marathon broadcast on New Year’s Eve will help listeners relive the highlights from this amazing year.”

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