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Recorded live in Hull, Jeremy Irons and Julie Hesmondhalgh perform poetry inspired by the city and its poets. Presented by Lindsey Chapman.

Hull 17: Contains Strong Language - A City of Poets in its Own Words.

PART 1. Recorded live in Hull, Lindsey Chapman explores how Hull has proved so inspiring to poets past and present. Jeremy Irons and Julie Hesmondhalgh perform poetry by Philip Larkin, Stevie Smith and Imtiaz Dharker.

Part of Contains Strong Language, the BBC's season of Poetry and Performance from Hull.

Directed by Charlotte Riches
Produced by Susan Roberts.

30 minutes

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