The early years of the 19th century were a truly great period of literary achievement in the history of English poetry. Inspired by the rugged landscape of the English Lake District, men such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats and Byron wrote challenging new works that took English poetry into a new and golden age. This episode explores the power and beauty of poems such as I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud, The Ancient Mariner and Don Juan and tells the stories of the remarkable men who wrote them.
This is the story of Honore de Balzac, the remarkable French novelist whose greatest work was written during a time of turmoil and division between the conservative and revolutionary factions of post-Napoleonic France. Balzac's miserable childhood was followed by a life blighted by illness and debt and perhaps it was this more than anything that encouraged a phenomenal work rate and output? Some 85 novels in 20 years. Quantity however did not compromise quality and such works as Les Derniers Chouans, Le Pere Goriot, Les Illusions Perdue and Les Paysans have become classics which have been translated into many languages.
Have you seen the green sheep? Join the search as Hamish Blake and Play School's Scrap read Where Is The Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, meeting all sorts of sheep along the way.
During Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts, Lord Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead.