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Duration: 1 hour

Simon Schama celebrates the life and work of one of Britain's greatest love poets, John Donne.

For Schama, Donne is the poet who transformed English poetry through his emotional honesty and skilled use of language. With the help of academic John Carey and actor Fiona Shaw, he undertakes a passionate appraisal and forensic examination of Donne's work.

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Wed 3 Jun 2009 23:00 BBC Four


Simon Schama
Fiona Shaw
John Carey


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