Clip description Keywords
Alan Yentob on T. S. Eliot
Alan Yentob on T. S. Eliot

Duration: 01:01

Broadcaster Alan Yentob describes the appeal of T. S. Eliot's poetry.

 
Alex James - The Appeal of Auden
Alex James - The Appeal of Auden

Duration: 01:41

Musician Alex James talks about his admiration for the poetry of W. H. Auden.

 
Anthony Horowitz on Stevie Smith
Anthony Horowitz on Stevie Smith

Duration: 02:28

Writer Anthony Horowitz explains his love for the poetry of Stevie Smith.

 
Charlotte Mew - 'The Farmer's Bride' (audio)
Charlotte Mew - 'The Farmer's Bride' (audio)

Duration: 02:32

A reading of Charlotte Mew's poem, 'The Farmer's bride'.

 
Commentary on a Sonnet - Edna St Vincent Millay
Commentary on a Sonnet - Edna St Vincent Millay

Duration: 04:25

Photographer Fay Godwin explores her response to a sonnet written by Edna St Vincent Millay in 1923. Godwin explains her choice of images to go with the sonnet.

 
Creating the Dylan Thomas Myth
Creating the Dylan Thomas Myth

Duration: 01:29

Writer Nigel Williams reflects on the cultivation of the Dylan Thomas myth.

 
Edna St Vincent Millay - 'Sonnet'
Edna St Vincent Millay - 'Sonnet'

Duration: 02:50

Photographer Fay Godwin provides the commentary for a sonnet, written by Edna St Vincent Millay in 1923, with supporting black and white images.

 
Edna St Vincent Millay - 'Time Does Not Bring Relief'
Edna St Vincent Millay - 'Time Does Not Bring Relief'

Duration: 04:16

Within a spoof TV show about love with Lily Savage, Edna St Vincent Millay is interviewed and her poem 'Time Does Not Bring Relief' is set to music.

 
Edna St Vincent Millay - 'Time Does Not Bring Relief' (poem only)
Edna St Vincent Millay - 'Time Does Not Bring Relief' (poem only)

Duration: 02:19

Edna St Vincent Millay's sonnet 'Time Does Not Bring Relief' is set to music.

 
John Betjeman - 'Inexpensive Progress' (poem only)
John Betjeman - 'Inexpensive Progress' (poem only)

Duration: 01:03

Reading of 'Inexpensive Progress' by John Betjeman set against period footage to illustrate the poem.

 
John Betjeman Interview
John Betjeman Interview

Duration: 02:50

A 1961 television interview with John Betjeman.

 
John Sergeant on Betjeman
John Sergeant on Betjeman

Duration: 04:21

Broadcaster John Sergeant talks about Betjeman and explains why his poetry appeals to such a wide range of people.

 
National Poetry Day
National Poetry Day

Duration: 01:13

People on the street in Belfast recite their favourite poems.

 
Robert Webb discusses TS Eliot's poetry (pt 1/3)
Robert Webb discusses TS Eliot's poetry (pt 1/3)

Duration: 00:02:04

Robert Webb discusses TS Eliot's poem 'The Love Song of Alfred J Prufrock' with poet Alan Jenkins.

 
Robert Webb discusses TS Eliot's poetry (pt 2/3)
Robert Webb discusses TS Eliot's poetry (pt 2/3)

Duration: 00:02:05

Robert Webb and poet Alan Jenkins discusses TS Eliot's sexuality and response to women.

 
Robert Webb discusses TS Eliot's poetry (pt 3/3)
Robert Webb discusses TS Eliot's poetry (pt 3/3)

Duration: 00:02:06

Presenter Robert Webb explains why the death of his mother during his teens had an effect on his response to TS Eliot's 'The Love Song of Alfred J Prufrock'.

 
Rudyard Kipling's 'The Female of the Species'
Rudyard Kipling's 'The Female of the Species'

Duration: 01:50

Reading of Kipling's poem 'The Female of the Species' with animation.

 
Stevie Smith - 'Not Waving But Drowning'
Stevie Smith - 'Not Waving But Drowning'

Duration: 05:13

Singer Tanita Tikaram talks about Stevie Smith's 1957 poem 'Not Waving But Drowning' and her own musical interpretation of the piece.

 
Stevie Smith - 'Not Waving But Drowning' (poem only)
Stevie Smith - 'Not Waving But Drowning' (poem only)

Duration: 03:56

An interpretation of Stevie Smith's 'Not Waving But Drowning' which was written in 1957. It is sung to music written by Tanita Tikaram.

 
The Appeal of Rudyard Kipling
The Appeal of Rudyard Kipling

Duration: 01:41

Actor Michelle Ryan expresses her admiration for poet Rudyard Kipling.

 
The Lasting Appeal of Dylan Thomas
The Lasting Appeal of Dylan Thomas

Duration: 02:37

Musician Cerys Matthews explains her love of Dylan Thomas' poetry.

 
Thomas Hardy - 'Christmas 1924' (poem only)
Thomas Hardy - 'Christmas 1924' (poem only)

Duration: 00:40

Comedian Jack Dee recites Thomas Hardy's anti-war epigram 'Christmas 1924'.

 
Thomas Hardy - 'Going and Staying'
Thomas Hardy - 'Going and Staying'

Duration: 04:02

A dramatised introduction and explanation of Thomas Hardy's poem 'Going and Staying' with an illustrated reading.

 
Thomas Hardy - 'Going and Staying' (poem only)
Thomas Hardy - 'Going and Staying' (poem only)

Duration: 01:02

A reading of Thomas Hardy's poem 'Going and Staying'.

 
Thomas Hardy - 'The Ruined Maid' (poem only)
Thomas Hardy - 'The Ruined Maid' (poem only)

Duration: 02:19

A modern interpretation of Thomas Hardy's poem 'The Ruined Maid'.

 
Thomas Hardy the Poet
Thomas Hardy the Poet

Duration: 02:26

Comedian and actor Griff Rhys Jones discusses Hardy's move from novelist to poet.

 
W. H. Auden - 'Stop All the Clocks'
W. H. Auden - 'Stop All the Clocks'

Duration: 01:58

Reading of W. H. Auden's poem 'Song' which is best known as 'Stop All the clocks', with an introduction from TV presenter, Lily Savage.

 
W. H. Auden - 'Stop All the Clocks' (poem only)
W. H. Auden - 'Stop All the Clocks' (poem only)

Duration: 01:41

Reading of W. H. Auden's poem 'Song', which is also known as 'Stop All the Clocks'.

 
W. H. Auden Interview
W. H. Auden Interview

Duration: 02:14

Extract from a 1965 television interview with poet W. H. Auden.

 
W.B Yeats 'The Wild Swans at Coole'
W.B Yeats 'The Wild Swans at Coole'

Duration: 01:51

A reading of W.B Yeats' poem, 'The Wild Swans at Coole.'

 

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