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Gone for a Burton

Made for 4 Extra. Daljit Nagra introduces Gone for a Burton about the town that lives and abides by water. From 2016.

Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's radio poetry archive selecting Gone for a Burton about the town that lives and abides by water.

"These are the wild geographies of yeast..." Poet Jean Sprackland visits the breweries and tap-rooms of her home town, Burton-upon-Trent, to write a radio poem about the centuries-old art of brewing, and its rich linguistic legacy. She talks to brewers, beer-drinkers, coopers and landladies about Burton's place in brewing history, and the recent flowering of microbrewers and micropubs in the town.

Produced by Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2016.

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