This edition of the Culture Show (epdisode 16), broadcasted on Thursday, 26 November 2009 on BBC Two is presented by Lauren Laverne, and looks at the past, present and future of the British pub. For the Culture Show, Sting goes the Cumberland Arms, one of the oldest pubs in Newcastle and the heart of the city’s folk scene. Sting performs from his new album If on a Winter’s Night, accompanied by Kathryn Tickell on Northumbrian pipes, Peter Tickell on the fiddle and Julian Sutton on the melodeon.

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