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: WH Auden - Tell Me theTruth about Love

In the first of an evening of programmes to mark National Poetry Day, the theme of love in the life of Auden is explored, including new interviews with the poet's close friends.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah

: Readers and Writers Roadshow

Poets Ian McMillan, Jackie Kay and Hugo Williams discuss their work with Kate Mosse. Jackie Kay has selected ten poems that can be heard throughout the day on Radio 4: see pp 38-9 for details


Speaker: Ian McMillan
Speaker: Jackie Kay
Speaker: Hugo Williams
Presenter: Kate Mosse

: Pandaemonium

Period drama recounting the friendship between poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. Starring Linus Roache and John Hannah.


Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Linus Roache
William Wordsworth: John Hannah

: The Secrets of Tintern Abbey

Tom Paulin uncovers political anxiety and personal despair in Wordsworth's famous work.


Presenter: Tom Paulin

: Time Shift: Grunwick

The story of the 1977 strike in London.

: As 7pm.

: As 8.30pm.

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