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The Smooth Sanctuary with Andrew Castle 6pm - 10pm
22 December 2017, 10:00
The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl's 1987 festive track 'Fairytale of New York' has become one of the nation's best-loved Christmas tunes of all time.
The song about bickering former lovers on Christmas Eve is a Christmas cracker, but do you know its fascinating backstory?
What is it about? What inspired the song? Who originally sang Kirsty's lines? Find out all you need to know below...