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William Blake's Jerusalem

Will Ernie Rea and guests sing William Blake's Jerusalem at Last Night of the Proms?

Will Ernie Rea and guests sing William Blake's "Jerusalem" at Last Night of the Proms? In Beyond Belief this week Ernie discusses how the poem of a fiery non-conformist has become the beloved anthem of such disparate groups of people - from union-jack-waving Promenaders to the English Defence League and the Women's Institute. Billy Bragg tells Ernie why he would like "Jerusalem" to be England's National Anthem. Ernie is also joined by the novelist Catherine Fox, poet Malcolm Guite and historian William Whyte.

Producer, Rosie Dawson.

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Mon 4 Sep 2017 16:30

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