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Tony Harrison's Prague Spring

Chris Bowlby travels to Prague with Tony Harrison to discover how one of Britain's best known poets was shaped by the cultural energy and tragedy of 1960s Czechoslovakia.

Chris Bowlby travels with Tony Harrison to Prague, to discover how one of Britain's best known poets was shaped by the cultural energy and tragedy of 1960s Czechoslovakia. Harrison reads from his Prague poems in the locations where they were written. And he relives with Czech friends stories of cafes and cartoons, sex and surveillance and the hope and despair of a people fighting Soviet tanks and secret police with words, plays and tragic self-sacrifice.

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Jiri Jirasek’s work at the Czech Centre London

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