Iggy Pop confesses to a love of ‘Countryfile’

The punk legend spoke about the BBC nature show during his John Peel Lecture in Salford

Iggy Pop has revealed himself to be a big fan of BBC One nature show ‘Countryfile’.

The punk legend was speaking during the fourth annual John Peel Lecture at the Radio Festival in Salford last night (October 13).

“Did anyone see Countryfile last night?” the singer asked an audience that included Pulp‘s Jarvis Cocker, New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and more. “‘Countryfile’ was great. They had a guy on there who would listen to bird songs, imitate it himself, put it on the computer and mix it in with music to make something new.”

“I thought it was a beautiful programme,” he added, with host Lauren Laverne promising to watch the show on iPlayer at his recommendation.

You can read more about Iggy Pop’s lecture, which included the musician praising Thom Yorke and criticising U2, here

The event was broadcast live on 6Music – where Pop presents a weekly Sunday afternoon show – and will be screened on BBC Four this Sunday (19 October) at 8pm.