Clip description Keywords
'A Man's a Man for A' That' by Robert Burns
'A Man's a Man for A' That' by Robert Burns

Duration: 01:08

Siobhan Redmond reads Burns' 'A Man's a Man for A' That.'

 
'Thou Gloomy December' (1791) by Robert Burns
'Thou Gloomy December' (1791) by Robert Burns

Duration: 01:56

Robert Carlyle reads Burns' poem 'Thou Gloomy December'.

 
David Dimbleby on Coleridge
David Dimbleby on Coleridge

Duration: 01:56

David Dimbleby discusses Coleridge's relationship with the Lake District.

 
DJ Nihal on Blake
DJ Nihal on Blake

Duration: 02:34

DJ Nihal Arthanayake explains his love of the poet William Blake.

 
Introduction to William Blake (pt 1/2)
Introduction to William Blake (pt 1/2)

Duration: 03:24

Actor, novelist and playwright Nigel Planer explores Blake's attitudes and the influences on his childhood.

 
Introduction to William Blake (pt 2/2)
Introduction to William Blake (pt 2/2)

Duration: 02:43

An exploration of how Blake produced his poems in print.

 
John Craven on Samuel Taylor Coleridge
John Craven on Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Duration: 01:12

Broadcaster John Craven visits a favourite haunt of Coleridge and the Wordsworths.

 
John Keats - 'To Autumn' (poem only)
John Keats - 'To Autumn' (poem only)

Duration: 02:14

Actor Michael Maloney, playing the poet on his voyage to Rome, reads Keats' 'To Autumn'.

 
Lord  Byron -  'So We'll Go No More A-Roving'
Lord Byron - 'So We'll Go No More A-Roving'

Duration: 01:12

Actor Greg Wise performs Byron's poem 'So We'll Go No More A-Roving'

 
Miquita Oliver - the Appeal of Byron
Miquita Oliver - the Appeal of Byron

Duration: 02:23

Presenter Miquita Oliver talks about her fascination with the poet, Lord Byron.

 
Richard Wilson Reads 'To a Mouse'
Richard Wilson Reads 'To a Mouse'

Duration: 01:18

A reading of Burns' poem, 'To a Mouse'.

 
Robert Burns - ‘To a Mouse’ (poem only)
Robert Burns - ‘To a Mouse’ (poem only)

Duration: 01:25

Richard Wilson reads Burns' poem 'To a Mouse' (1795).

 
Robert Burns - Three Poems
Robert Burns - Three Poems

Duration: 07:03

Three Scottish actors discuss the poetry of Robert Burns and each performs one of his best-known poems.

 
Samuel Taylor-Coleridge - 'Kubla Khan' (poem only)
Samuel Taylor-Coleridge - 'Kubla Khan' (poem only)

Duration: 01:09

Actor Martin Savage performs part of Coleridge's 'Kubla Khan'.

 
Seamus Heaney on Wordsworth
Seamus Heaney on Wordsworth

Duration: 01:51

Poet Seamus Heaney visits Dove Cottage and discusses Wordsworth's poetry.

 
The Poetry of Robert Burns (Pt 1/2)
The Poetry of Robert Burns (Pt 1/2)

Duration: 01:26

Actors Robert Carlyle and Siobhan Redmond discuss the poetry and appeal of Robert Burns.

 
The Poetry of Robert Burns (Pt 2/2)
The Poetry of Robert Burns (Pt 2/2)

Duration: 02:38

Actor Douglas Henshall talks about his love for the poetry of Robert Burns.

 
The Real Lord Byron
The Real Lord Byron

Duration: 01:50

Professor Anne Barton, Lord Gowrie and Michael Foot present their views on Byron.

 
Tom Paulin on Blake
Tom Paulin on Blake

Duration: 01:33

Poet and broadcaster Tom Paulin gives his views on the significance of William Blake's work.

 
William Blake - 'A Poison Tree'
William Blake - 'A Poison Tree'

Duration: 02:58

Actor, novelist and playwright Nigel Planer introduces William Blake's 'A Poison Tree' from his Songs of Experience. Poet Liz Lochhead contextualises it.

 
William Blake - 'Infant Joy' and 'Infant Sorrow'
William Blake - 'Infant Joy' and 'Infant Sorrow'

Duration: 02:02

A dramatic interpretation of William Blake's 'Infant Joy' and 'Infant Sorrow', with short contextualisation.

 
William Blake - 'London'
William Blake - 'London'

Duration: 04:24

Reading of William Blake's 'London', from Songs of Experience, contextualised by Nigel Planer and Liz Lochhead.

 
William Blake - 'London' (poem only)
William Blake - 'London' (poem only)

Duration: 01:18

Animation and reading of William Blake's poem, 'London'.

 
William Blake - 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience'
William Blake - 'Songs of Innocence and of Experience'

Duration: 01:19

Actor, novelist and playwright Nigel Planer introduces William Blake's 'Songs of Innocence' and 'Songs of Experience'.

 
William Blake - 'The Garden of Love'
William Blake - 'The Garden of Love'

Duration: 02:21

An interpretation of William Blake's poem 'The Garden of Love', with context and exploration provided by Nigel Planer and Liz Lochhead.

 
William Blake - 'The Lamb'
William Blake - 'The Lamb'

Duration: 03:06

Nigel Planer and Liz Lochhead present the thinking behind William Blake's 'The Lamb' from Songs of Innocence.

 
William Blake - 'The Sick Rose'
William Blake - 'The Sick Rose'

Duration: 01:38

After a reading of the poem, Liz Lochhead contextualises William Blake's 'The Sick Rose' from Songs of Experience.

 
William Blake - 'The Tyger' (poem only)
William Blake - 'The Tyger' (poem only)

Duration: 01:19

An interpretation of William Blake's 'The Tyger' from Songs of Experience, using a mix of real and imagined images, as seen through Nigel Planer's eyes.

 
William Blake - 'The Tyger' (poem only)
William Blake - 'The Tyger' (poem only)

Duration: 01:20

Actor Alan Bates recites Blake's 'The Tyger'.

 
William Blake - 'The Tyger' and 'The Lamb'
William Blake - 'The Tyger' and 'The Lamb'

Duration: 01:57

Nigel Planer and Liz Lochhead draw links between William Blake's 'The Lamb' and 'The Tyger', from his Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.

 
William Wordsworth - 'Lines (Tintern Abbey)'
William Wordsworth - 'Lines (Tintern Abbey)'

Duration: 02:48

Reading of 'Lines (Tintern Abbey)' by William Wordsworth. The clip includes a dramatisation in which the poet opposes the expansion of the railway to the Lake District.

 
William Wordsworth - 'Lines (Tintern Abbey)' (poem only)
William Wordsworth - 'Lines (Tintern Abbey)' (poem only)

Duration: 00:57

A dramatic reading of William Wordsworth's poem 'Lines (Tintern Abbey)'.

 
William Wordsworth - 'The Affliction of Margaret' (poem only)
William Wordsworth - 'The Affliction of Margaret' (poem only)

Duration: 04:09

A mother mourns the loss of her son who left seven years earlier and has not been heard of since. She describes her fears and memories of him.

 
William Wordsworth - 'Tintern Abbey' (poem only)
William Wordsworth - 'Tintern Abbey' (poem only)

Duration: 01:26

Actor Sam West recites the opening verses of Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey'.

 
William Wordsworth - 'Upon Westminster Bridge' (poem only)
William Wordsworth - 'Upon Westminster Bridge' (poem only)

Duration: 01:36

Actor Dougray Scott reads Wordsworth's 'Upon Westminster Bridge'.

 
Writer Peter Ackroyd on Keats
Writer Peter Ackroyd on Keats

Duration: 02:10

Writer Peter Ackroyd on the moment John Keats turned from medicine to poetry.

 

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