Image for Art of the Sea - In Words

Art of the Sea - In Words

Duration: 01:00

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.

Available since: Thu 6 May 2010

Credits

Presenter
Owen Sheers
Director
Michael Waterhouse
Producer
Michael Waterhouse
Executive Producer
Jo Roe
Presenter
Owen Sheers
Director
Michael Waterhouse
Producer
Michael Waterhouse
Executive Producer
Jo Roe

This clip is from

Art of the Sea In Words

2/2 Poet Owen Sheers sets off to discover if anything unites the great British sea stories.

First broadcast: 12 May 2010

Image for In Words Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss