Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
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Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

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A reading of William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge with critics discussing his vision of London and landscape.

A reading of William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge with critics discussing his vision of London and landscape.

Opium, Coleridge and his poetry
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Opium, Coleridge and his poetry

Clip from The Romantics

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Peter Ackroyd discusses the role of opium in Coleridge's theories of poetry, imagination and identity.

Peter Ackroyd discusses the role of opium in Coleridge's theories of poetry, imagination and identity.

Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective
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Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox

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Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Oliver Phommavanh reads  excerpts from his books
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Oliver Phommavanh reads excerpts from his books

Clip from Big Ideas

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Oliver Phommavanh reads some short excerpts from three of his books including Con Nerd.

Oliver Phommavanh reads some short excerpts from three of his books including Con Nerd.

A Quiet Passion
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A Quiet Passion

SBS April 4, 2019

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Emily Dickinson maintains close ties with her family while becoming a prolific poet, whose work becomes recognised after her death in 1886.

Emily Dickinson maintains close ties with her family while becoming a prolific poet, whose work becomes recognised after her death in 1886.

Last Will & Testament
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Last Will & Testament

The History Channel April 3, 2019

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It's the greatest literary mystery of all time: Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box ...

It's the greatest literary mystery of all time: Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems has persisted. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin, and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubt that a grain-dealer from Stratford-Upon-Avon was England's "Star of Poets". Sir Derek Jacobi leads an impressive cast featuring Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Award-winning actor Mark Rylance on a quest to uncover the truth behind the world's most elusive author, and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.

The Romantics
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The Romantics: Nature

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 February 20, 2011

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The Romantics were fascinated by the power of wild nature. But as industry and science sought to harness that same power, the ideas of the child, nature and scientific ...

The Romantics were fascinated by the power of wild nature. But as industry and science sought to harness that same power, the ideas of the child, nature and scientific progress would collide in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. A Romantic manifesto, the novel declares that children are sacred and need unconditional love. It also warns that nature is not to be trifled with or corrupted by science.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
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A Poet's Guide To Britain: Louis Macneice

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC2 November 14, 2010

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Louis MacNeice, was one of the big guns of British poetry in the 30s and 40s but whose name is less well known today. This film takes a stroll into one of his finest poems, ...

Louis MacNeice, was one of the big guns of British poetry in the 30s and 40s but whose name is less well known today. This film takes a stroll into one of his finest poems, called simply, 'Woods'.

Tell Your Story, Change Your World
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Tell Your Story, Change Your World

ABC Me October 19, 2018

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Only you can tell your own story, but getting started isn't always easy. Here are four unique stories from around Australia to help you find the words.

Only you can tell your own story, but getting started isn't always easy. Here are four unique stories from around Australia to help you find the words.

The Romantics
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The Romantics: Eternity

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC2 February 27, 2011

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As the Romantic period blossomed, there was great progress in medical science. But the scientists treated the human body as a mechanism while the Romantics were interested in ...

As the Romantic period blossomed, there was great progress in medical science. But the scientists treated the human body as a mechanism while the Romantics were interested in the spirit. In seeking to transcend the ordinary world, poets and painters explored the landscape of the human mind - with results that were decades ahead of the scientific researchers.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
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A Poet's Guide To Britain: Lynette Roberts

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC2 November 21, 2010

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Owen Sheers visits the unassuming village of LLanybri where poet Lynette Roberts lived and is now buried. Owen uncovers the moving story behind one of her poems called simply ...

Owen Sheers visits the unassuming village of LLanybri where poet Lynette Roberts lived and is now buried. Owen uncovers the moving story behind one of her poems called simply 'Poem from Llanybri'.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
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A Poet's Guide To Britain: Matthew Arnold

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC2 November 7, 2010

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Owen Sheers goes in search of the poet Matthew Arnold and discovers what drove him to write his bleak but tremendous poem 'Dover Beach'.

Owen Sheers goes in search of the poet Matthew Arnold and discovers what drove him to write his bleak but tremendous poem 'Dover Beach'.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
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A Poet's Guide To Britain: William Wordsworth

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 October 10, 2010

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Presented by young poet Owen Sheers, this series looks at six poems that have affected him and the way the British people view their landscape.

Presented by young poet Owen Sheers, this series looks at six poems that have affected him and the way the British people view their landscape.

Perspectives
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Perspectives

Foxtel Bio September 27, 2015

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Roald Dahl is the one of the most successful children's authors of all time. His words weave magical worlds of incomparable sparkle, his characters continue to charm and ...

Roald Dahl is the one of the most successful children's authors of all time. His words weave magical worlds of incomparable sparkle, his characters continue to charm and terrify generations. Superstar comedian and best-selling author David Walliams delves into Dahl's world, meeting along the way those who knew him best.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
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A Poet's Guide To Britain: Sylvia Plath

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC2 October 24, 2010

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Sylvia Plath is one of the most popular and influential poets of recent history but her poetry is often overshadowed by her life. Owen explores a rich seam of her poetry.

Sylvia Plath is one of the most popular and influential poets of recent history but her poetry is often overshadowed by her life. Owen explores a rich seam of her poetry.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
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A Poet's Guide To Britain: George Mackay Brown

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 October 17, 2010

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Program writer Owen Sheers travels to the Orkney town of Stromness, the home of George Mackay Brown, the great poetic voice of the Orkneys and one of the foremost Scottish ...

Program writer Owen Sheers travels to the Orkney town of Stromness, the home of George Mackay Brown, the great poetic voice of the Orkneys and one of the foremost Scottish poets of the twentieth century.

The Romantics
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The Romantics: Liberty

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 February 13, 2011

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Best selling historian Peter Ackroyd tells the story of the modern imagination, through the poets and novelists who pioneered an alternative way of living. Inspired by the ...

Best selling historian Peter Ackroyd tells the story of the modern imagination, through the poets and novelists who pioneered an alternative way of living. Inspired by the French Revolution and the American Civil War, artists such as Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron and Shelley replaced the rule of God, Church and Monarchy with the emotion, philosophy and intellect of the individual. Each strove for mental freedom from what William Blake called the 'mind forged manacles' of society and authority.

WB Yeats: No Country For Old Men
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WB Yeats: No Country For Old Men

The History Channel March 14, 2016

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In Ireland, Yeats is rightly regarded as the poet laureate of the new nation. In Britain he is regarded as a romantic, Irish dreamer. But the reality of his life and work ...

In Ireland, Yeats is rightly regarded as the poet laureate of the new nation. In Britain he is regarded as a romantic, Irish dreamer. But the reality of his life and work after Ireland had won independence was a good deal earthier, and a good deal more interesting. This is a documentary by award-winning director Maurice Sweeney which concentrates on the later work of the great poet and the themes that inspired him as an ageing man. In looking at Yeats' later life and work, the film reveals a very different Yeats to the poet we learnt about in school. The film also highlights the apparent mystery that surrounds the whereabouts of his final burial place. Yeats died in France at the start of World War II and his 'remains' were not repatriated for many years. Many historians and critics believe that the body that came home to the strains of The Marseillaise and A Nation Once Again was not that of our beloved poet, but that of an Englishman called Alf. The film examines the facts surrounding Yeats' humble original burial and subsequent much-trumpeted repatriation to Ireland - the final, ironic chapter in a life replete with contradiction and irony. The documentary uncovers not only the brilliant and challenging poetry that never made it into Soundings, but a life - and death - less ordinary. The film contains never before seen footage of Yeats' repatriation to Ireland in 1948, captured by a local film enthusiast and tucked away in the bowels of the Irish Film Archive until now.