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Sir Andrew Motion

Ramblings, Inspirational Walks Episode 6 of 6

23 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 15 March 2012

In the final programme in a series of inspirational walks, Clare Balding is joined by the former poet laureate, Sir Andrew Motion, to walk around the village of Stisted in Essex. As they walk around the village, Sir Andrew tells Clare about his memories of growing up in the village where he was first inspired to write poetry.

Presenter: Clare Balding
Producer: Helen Chetwynd.

  • Clare and Sir Andrew Motion inspect the jam for sale

    Clare and Sir Andrew Motion inspect the jam for sale

  • Buying jam

    Buying jam

  • Setting off from Stisted

    Setting off from Stisted


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