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The Yorkshire Coast

John Wedgwood Clarke follows in the footsteps of Bram Stoker, the Brontes and Philip Larkin to see how they were inspired by the Yorkshire coast.

Poet and academic John Wedgwood Clarke takes a trip through Whitby and Scarborough towards Hull, following in the footsteps of Bram Stoker, the Brontes, Winifred Holtby and Philip Larkin and discovering how they were inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire coast.

On his journey, he meets novelist Val Wood, whose books explore the coast's fishing heritage, and he shows how swimming in the North Sea helps provide the inspiration for his own poetry.

30 minutes



Role Contributor
Presenter John Wedgwood Clarke
Producer Richard Taylor


  • Sun 16 Oct 2016 15:45
  • Sun 13 Nov 2016 19:30

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