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Gwyneth Lewis chooses Laurel and Hardy's dance in Way Out West

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First National Poet of Wales. Books include Sparrow Tree and Two in a Boat: A Marital Voyage. Her words adorn the front of the Wales Millenium Centre.

Laurel and Hardy's dance in Way Out West

Gywneth Lewis chooses the dance routine from Laurel and Hardy's 1937 film Way Out West, set during the Gold rush.

Image credit: Ronald Grant Archives.

From the Archive


Roy Castle examines the origins of cinema’s ultimate comedy duo.

From Mr Laurel and Mr Hardy 31 Mar 1976 Radio 4.

On Tour

Comedy historian Glenn Mitchell tells the story of Stan and Ollie’s 1932 British tour.

From Laurel and Hardy On Tour 27 Jun 2006 Radio 4.


Personal recollections of Laurel and Hardy’s 1953 Christmas visit to The Bull Inn at Bottesford, Nottinghamshire.

From Laurel and Hardy Slept Here 30 Aug 1987 Radio 4.

Martin Kellner and Paul Vaughan

Presenter Jim White talks to Martin Kellner and Paul Vaughan about the comedy duo.

From Back Row 1 Mar 2004 Radio 4.

A Hospital Odyssey

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Gwyneth Lewis reads from her poem A Hospital Odyssey, a surreal fantasy voyage through illness and healing.

From Night Waves 1 Feb 2010 Radio 3

Image credit: Alexandra Cool.

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