As part of the BBC's Poetry Season,
Jeremy Paxman tells the tragic story of the First World War poet who, at a time of jingoism and nationalist propaganda, described the atrocities of war in shocking and poignant detail.
New. The BBC's multi-platform Poetry Season continues as Ian Hislop explores the history of the poet laureateship, which has no official job description and only a small salary, traditionally supplemented by bottles of sherry. The film also throws some light on the shadowy process by which the appointment is made. See panel.
Rptd Thursday. 9pm bbc.co.uk/poetry How to read poetry: page 25
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