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In 50s Britain, poetry becomes more democratic as poets turn away from the obscurity of modernism in favour of more reflective language and subjects.

In the 1950s, English poetry becomes more democratic as poets like Philip Larkin turn away from the obscurity of modernism in favour of language and subject matter that reflect the feel of 50s Britain. American poets develop a raw confessional style, while in Britain poets reach out to new audiences - on television, in pubs, on the streets. Featuring the work of Philip Larkin, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Allen Ginsberg, Roger McGough, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Seamus Heaney.

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Wed 20 Aug 2014 01:00

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Narrator Rebecca Front
Production Manager Lia La Via
Writer John Mullen
Editor Paul Frost
Producer Kemi Majekodunmi
Director Kemi Majekodunmi
Executive Producer Julian Birkett

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