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Sex, Chips & Poetry: 50 Years of the Mersey Sound

With the help of famous friends and fellow writers, Roger McGough and Brian Patten tell the inside story of 1967 poetry anthology The Mersey Sound and how they made poetry cool.

Fifty years ago, Penguin published its 1967 hit pop poetry book The Mersey Sound, introducing Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri to the world, thereby securing Liverpool as the cultural centre of the UK and bringing poetry to pop audiences. With the help of famous friends and fellow writers, McGough and Patten tell the inside story of this modern classic and how they made poetry cool.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 27 Aug 2018 01:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Roger McGough
Participant Brian Patten
Participant Adrian Henri
Series Producer Ellen Hobson
Executive Producer Nick Parnes

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