Stowmarket: Pulp star, Jarvis Cocker, visits John Peel Centre to record BBC Radio 4 Extra programme

Jarvis Cocker of Pulp. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Jarvis Cocker of Pulp. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

BBC broadcaster Jarvis Cocker has visited the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts to mark the 10th anniversary of the legendary DJ’s death.

The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket

The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts in Stowmarket - Credit: Archant

The Pulp frontman came to record a new Radio 4 Extra programme at the centre in Stowmarket and also at Peel’s home in nearby Great Finborough.

There he met Sheila Ravenscroft, the former BBC presenter’s wife, who spoke to Cocker about the anniversary. She said: “He spoke to Tom Barker, the centre’s chairman, and wanted to see what goes on there and find out about its history.”

The two-and-a-half hour show was broadcast on Saturday but is still available on the BBC’s website.

Along with covering Peel’s legacy and vast record collection it also re-ran his own Desert Islands Discs recording and a classic Home Truths programme.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter