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Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Lemn Sissay takes us on a cultural tour as Manchester prepares for the festival with unique access to rehearsals by New Order, Shunt Collective and Susan Hefuna. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lemn Sissay
Director:
George Cathro
Executive Producer:
Janet Lee

BBC Introducing Arts

Rhyme & Reason

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South AsiaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Lemn Sissay presents a selection of short films from a new generation of artists who are inspired by poetry and the spoken word. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Yorks & LincsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Stories from around the region. Nicola Rees learns about bed bugs and how to get rid of them. Poet Lem Sissay seeks to find the inspiration behind the WWII poem High Flight. Show more

Have I Got News for You

Series 61

Episode 6

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Romesh Ranganathan hosts, with guests comedian Jo Brand and poet Lemn Sissay joining team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Show more

Contributors

Panellist:
Ian Hislop
Panellist:
Paul Merton
Panellist:
Jo Brand
Panellist:
Lemn Sissay
Series Producer:
Jo Bunting
Producer:
Jo Maney
Director:
Paul Wheeler
Production Company:
Hat Trick Productions

Winter Walks

Series 1

Lemn Sissay

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Lemn Sissay takes a journey through Cumbria's Dentdale amid snow-capped hills, blue skies and birdsong. Filmed in March 2020 before Covid restrictions were introduced. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lemn Sissay
Associate Producer:
Ellie Hunt
Series Producer:
Cy Chadwick
Director:
Cy Chadwick
Executive Producer:
Tony Parker
Production Company:
Atypical Media

Poetry Please

Lemn Sissay

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Roger McGough is joined by poet Lemn Sissay MBE, who shares a selection of his favourite poems from the Poetry Please archive of listeners' requests. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Roger McGough
Interviewed Guest:
Lemn Sissay
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Bird
Producer:
Sarah Addezio

Loose Ends

Clive Anderson, Sara Cox, Sally Phillips, Andy Hamilton, Lemn Sissay, Kully Thiarai, King Creosote, Imarhan

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Clive Anderson and Sara Cox are joined by Sally Phillips, Andy Hamilton, Lemn Sissay and Kully Thiarai for conversation and comedy. With music from King Creosote and Imarhan. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Clive Anderson
Presenter:
Sara Cox
Interviewed Guest:
Andy Hamilton
Interviewed Guest:
Lemn Sissay
Interviewed Guest:
Kully Thiarai
Producer:
Sukey Firth

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Scotland HD

Damian Barr looks at memoirs, with guests Janey Godley, Lemn Sissay and Alexandra Heminsley discussing their own very personal stories. There is also poetry from Janette Ayachi. Show more

Midweek

Dame Joan Bakewell, Willard Wigan, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Gary Clarke

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Lemn Sissay meets broadcaster and writer Dame Joan Bakewell, micro-sculptor Willard Wigan, choreographer Gary Clarke and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lemn Sissay
Interviewed Guest:
Joan Bakewell
Interviewed Guest:
Willard Wigan
Interviewed Guest:
Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Interviewed Guest:
Gary Clarke

Brand

Midweek

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Lemn Sissay - Episode Two

Duration: 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia Pacific

Lemn Sissay's writings are a source of inspiration to huge numbers of people around the world. From poems on the walls and buildings to the contemplative dawn verses. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Lemn Sissay
Director:
John O'Rourke
Producer:
John O'Rourke
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

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Lemn Sissay - Episode One

Duration: 23 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Asia PacificLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS Africa

Lemn Sissay's writings are a source of inspiration to huge numbers of people around the world. From poems on the walls and buildings to the contemplative dawn verses. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alan Yentob
Interviewed Guest:
Lemn Sissay
Director:
John O'Rourke
Producer:
John O'Rourke
Executive Producer:
Tanya Hudson
Series Editor:
Alan Yentob

Midweek

Ian Ogilvy, Ella Al-Shamahi, Chris Packham, Ralph McTell

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Lemn Sissay meets naturalist Chris Packham, singer and songwriter Ralph McTell, actor and director Ian Ogilvy and paleoanthropologist and stand-up comedian Ella Al-Shamahi. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lemn Sissay
Interviewed Guest:
Chris Packham
Interviewed Guest:
Ralph McTell
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Ogilvy
Interviewed Guest:
Ella Al-Shamahi
Presenter:
Paula McGinley

Brand

Midweek

From Fact to Fiction

Series 16

Episode 1: Keeping the House in Order

Duration: 13 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Performance poet Lemn Sissay creates a fictional response to the Oscar Pistorius trial in a surreal play set in the new South Africa. Show more

Ten Little Pieces

Episode 5: Shostakovich

Duration: 7 minutes

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

Series about classical music. Accompanied by striking visuals, poet Lemn Sissay explores Dmitri Shostakovich's 10th Symphony. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Serena Cross
Producer:
Owen Kean
Director:
Nick Wickham
Director:
Oliver Smyth
Participant:
Lemn Sissay
Participant:
Alpesh Chauhan

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Romesh Ranganathan hosts, with guests comedian Jo Brand and poet Lemn Sissay joining team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Show more

Celebrity Mastermind

2017/18

Episode 2

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One South

John Humphys chairs the classic quiz. Contestants are presenter Olivia Wayne, antiques expert Philip Serrell, Richard McCourt and poet and presenter Lemn Sissay. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Humphrys
Participant:
Olivia Wayne
Participant:
Philip Serrell
Participant:
Richard McCourt
Participant:
Lemn Sissay
Producer:
Mark Helsby

Celebrity Mastermind

2020/21

Episode 4

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Lemn Sissay, Arielle Free, Crissy Rock and Andrew Cotter are put to the test by John Humphrys in the classic quiz where celebrities take to the famous black chair. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Humphrys
Participant:
Lemn Sissay
Participant:
Arielle Free
Participant:
Andrew Cotter
Participant:
Crissy Rock
Producer:
Chris Jones
Executive Producer:
Jimmy Mulville
Executive Producer:
David Young
Production Company:
Hat Trick Productions