Hugh Russell Interview

Gordie Walker is back for a new series of the Between The Lines podcast.

This episode features an extended interview with a man who has had two successful careers. And we’ll be meeting our new team member.

But first our main guest. When Hughie Russell was born, he weighed about the same as a bag of sugar you’d buy in supermarket. His family were living in north Belfast, then.

From there, he would go on to travel the world representing his sport at the highest level even winning a medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.

Boxer Hughie had the nickname Little Red – but boxing was not the only career that brought him celebrity and respect.

In this episode Gordie joined by our new guest interviewer Seamie O’Neill who visited Hughie to talk about that boxing career and how it led to him becoming a highly respected photographer for the Irish News and about growing up in Belfast in the 1960s and 70s.


The podcast is supported by the Community Relations Council and funded through the Executive Office

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