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Art of the Sea Episode 2 of 2

Novelist Joseph Conrad described the sea as another planet. Majestic, dramatic and sometimes terrifying, the sea has held a real fascination for British writers. From Shakespeare to Coleridge, Robert Louis Stevenson to Patrick O'Brian, it has inspired some of our most gifted authors.

Poet and novelist Owen Sheers sets off to discover whether there is anything that unites the great British sea stories. In the company of both seafarers and sea writers, he explores the transformative effect that the sea has had on the human mind.

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Thu 11 Aug 2011 01:30

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Role Contributor
PresenterOwen Sheers
Executive ProducerJo Roe
DirectorMichael Waterhouse
ProducerMichael Waterhouse
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