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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

George Eliot: A Scandalous Life
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George Eliot: A Scandalous Life

STUDIO May 9, 2010

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The extraordinary life of one of England's greatest female writers, George Eliot. A woman who dared disobey the social morals of her time and who bravely defied the critics ...

The extraordinary life of one of England's greatest female writers, George Eliot. A woman who dared disobey the social morals of her time and who bravely defied the critics intent on destroying her.

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.

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.

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: 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: 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'.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

The Lost Thing
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The Lost Thing

ABC April 3, 2011

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Fresh from winning the Academy Award for short animated film, The Lost Thing is a 15-minute animated movie, based on the highly acclaimed picture book by award-winning ...

Fresh from winning the Academy Award for short animated film, The Lost Thing is a 15-minute animated movie, based on the highly acclaimed picture book by award-winning Australian author Shaun Tan. Watch the film then draw on a range of visual literacy and comprehension skills to analyse the setting, narrative and characters.

Jane Austen
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Jane Austen

ABC May 5, 2013

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Professor Amanda Vickery returns to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's first novel Sense And Sensibility.

Professor Amanda Vickery returns to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's first novel Sense And Sensibility.

Lockie Leonard
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Lockie Leonard: The Human Torpedo

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC July 26, 2013

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What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed, your best friend's a heavy metal devotee and then ...

What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed, your best friend's a heavy metal devotee and then you fall in love. It can only mean trouble, worry, mega-embarrassment and some wild, wild times. Through the eyes of Lockie Leonard we view the truly mixed-up, yet very normal life of Lockie, his family and friends.

Lockie Leonard
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Lockie Leonard: Stormy Mondays

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC August 2, 2013

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It's Lockie's first day of high school and things don't go exactly to plan. After making an enemy of local bully Boof and his gang out on the waves, Lockie is an immediate ...

It's Lockie's first day of high school and things don't go exactly to plan. After making an enemy of local bully Boof and his gang out on the waves, Lockie is an immediate target for all kinds of special treatment at school.