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01/07/2012

It sounds like Hollywood - the poet who wakes up to learn that his newly published verse has made his name and his fortune. But that's precisely what happened to the young Lord Byron 200 years ago when his epic 'Childe Harold' was published. Roger McGough introduces requests for the poem that features the first 'Byronic hero'.

Producer: Mark Smalley.

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30 minutes

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Sat 7 Jul 2012 23:30

How Poetic Could You Be?

Chatterton

A quiz which tests how poetic you can be in everyday interactions.