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Radio 1 Animations

Animated version of Rob Da Bank from Radio 1/BBC21cc poetry animation

Rob Da Bank's Book at Bedtime vids

Watch readings from music stars including Jarvis Cocker, Basement Jaxx, Editors, Moby, Friendly Fires and Peter, Bjorn and John, as animated by BBC21cc for Radio 1.


CBBC presents - Benjamin Zephaniah and students reading The British

Exclusive Zephaniah reading

In a video created specially by CBBC for Poetry Season, Benjamin Zephaniah joins students to recite The British. Plus, watch a full, uncut version of Simon Armitage's Gawain poem.


Poetry Appreciation Videos - with Dreadlock Alien

Watch our poetry guides

Performance poet Dreadlock Alien with an essential guide to performing your poems in public. Plus, there's expert advice on writing poetry and poems for big occasions.


John Betjeman talks to Philip Larkin

Poets in their own words

Watch interviews with John Betjeman, Philip Larkin, WH Auden, Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney and a host of gems from 50 years of the BBC archives. Plus, more about the poets.

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