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