Behind The Fairytale

Episodes

First
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
2011122420120102 (RS)

Dermot O'Leary presents the multi-layered story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl.

The programme explores the origins and journey of this iconic song, from how it came to be written; to the recording process; the repercussions for the Irish emigrant population in New York; and its continuing testament to the talents of the late Kirsty MacColl.

It features interviews with members of The Pogues, Record Producer Steve Lillywhite, Kirsty MacColl's mum Jean MacColl, Irish American singer Larry Kirwan, Irish American author and historian Peter Quinn and NYPD former Homicide Detective Brian McCabe.

Dermot O'Leary presents the story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York.

2011122420120102 (RS)

Dermot O'Leary presents the multi-layered story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl.

The programme explores the origins and journey of this iconic song, from how it came to be written; to the recording process; the repercussions for the Irish emigrant population in New York; and its continuing testament to the talents of the late Kirsty MacColl.

It features interviews with members of The Pogues, Record Producer Steve Lillywhite, Kirsty MacColl's mum Jean MacColl, Irish American singer Larry Kirwan, Irish American author and historian Peter Quinn and NYPD former Homicide Detective Brian McCabe.

Dermot O'Leary presents the story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York.

Dermot O'Leary presents the multi-layered story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl.

The programme explores the origins and journey of this iconic song, from how it came to be written; to the recording process; the repercussions for the Irish emigrant population in New York; and its continuing testament to the talents of the late Kirsty MacColl.

It features interviews with members of The Pogues, Record Producer Steve Lillywhite, Kirsty MacColl's mum Jean MacColl, Irish American singer Larry Kirwan, Irish American author and historian Peter Quinn and NYPD former Homicide Detective Brian McCabe.

Dermot O'Leary presents the story behind the Christmas classic Fairytale of New York.