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In Search of the Wantley Dragon

Made for 4 Extra. Daljit Nagra introduces In Search of the Wantley Dragon presented by Ian McMillan at Barnsley train station. From August 2009.

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive with 'In Search of the Wantley Dragon' - about the the bawdy 17th-century comic poem.

Starting at Barnsley train station, presenter and poet Ian McMillan uncovers long-forgotten violent disputes, a knight clad in locally-made armour, pantomimes, operettas and the eerily quiet dragon's den.

Ian meets the dragon's descendants and learns that, in its day, this Yorkshire-based story was as famous as that of Robin Hood.

Producer: Russell Crewe.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009.

30 minutes

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