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The Teddy Bear and the Critics


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Since his death in May 1984 Sir John Betjeman has been the subject of memorials and memorabilia - but little fresh critical attention has been given to his poetry and the issues it presents.
Anthony Thwaite assesses the achievement of Betjeman as a poet, with contributions from Kingsley Amis, John Bowie
Donald Davie , Roy Fuller , Alan HoUinghurst , Philip Larkin
George MacBeth , Tom Paulin and Peter Porter.
Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Unknown: John Bowie
Unknown: Donald Davie
Unknown: Roy Fuller
Unknown: Alan Houinghurst
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Peter Porter.

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