Hearing With Hegley

John Hegley, the poet laureate of alternative comedy, does what he does best.

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Last chance in the series to hear the poet laureate of alternative comedy.

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The poet laureate of alternative comedy entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse.

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The poet laureate of alternative comedy entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse.

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The poet laureate of alternative comedy entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse.

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The poet laureate of alternative comedy entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse.

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John Hegley entertains with a microphone and a book of verse.

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Alternative comedian John Hegley entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse.

With Nigel and the Popticians.

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The poet live in Luton with verses on dogs, love and the man who thought his TV was a pet.

From September 1998.

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John Hegley, the poet laureate of alternative comedy, does what he does best.

First heard November 1996.

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The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley presents a selection of his work.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley presents a selection of his work. From November 1996.

From November 1996.

The morning I started out for infants school...

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The poet laureate of alternative comedy entertains an audience with his book of verse.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy John Hegley entertains an audience with his book of verse. From November 1996.

John Hegley entertains an audience with his book of verse. From November 1996.

In a park in Calais a stray dog barks...

The poet laureate of alternative comedy entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley entertains an audience with his book of verse.

From November 1996.

John Hegley entertains an audience with his book of verse.

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The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley with his book of verse.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley entertains an audience with his book of verse. From November 1996.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley entertains an audience.

Pancake Man

The poet laureate of alternative comedy entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley entertains an audience with his book of verse.

From November 1996.

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The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, entertains an audience. From 1996.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, entertains an audience with his book of verse. From November 1996.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, entertains an audience with his book of verse.

From November 1996.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley, entertains an audience.

From 1996.

John Hegley, the poet laureate of alternative comedy, entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse.

The first time I walked on stage someone called out...

John Hegley, the poet laureate of alternative comedy, doing what he does best - entertaining with a microphone and some poetry.

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John Hegley, the poet laureate of alternative comedy, entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse.

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The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley entertains an audience with his book of verse.

From December 1996.

John Hegley entertains an audience with his book of verse.

The final opportunity in this series to enjoy the words and music of Luton's alternative poet laureate.

Episode 5 of 6.

John Hegley entertains an audience with his book of verse. From December 1996.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley entertains an audience with his book of verse. From December 1996.

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The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley entertains with a book of verse.

The poet laureate of alternative comedy, John Hegley entertains with a book of verse. With Nigel Piper. From August 1998.

Poet John Hegley Entertains, Wielding A Microphone And A Book Of Verse.

With Nigel And The Popticians.

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Poems from the Luton Laureate including tales of the Tate, a jumble sale and an armadillo.

Songs and poems from the Luton Laureate including tales of the Tate, a jumble sale and an armadillo. From September 1998.

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The Luton Laureate entertains with songs and poems about glasses, with the Popticians.

The Luton Laureate entertains with songs and poems about glasses. With Nigel Piper and the Popticians. From September 1998.

Poet John Hegley entertains an audience with a microphone and a book of verse.

With Nigel Piper and Sue Norton.

Recorded at this year's Edinburgh Festival.

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Love and football to hairy carpets; the Luton Laureate celebrates life's rich pageant.

Love and football to hairy carpets; the Luton Laureate celebrates life's rich pageant in poetry and song.

From September 1998.

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Comedian John Hegley makes a spectacle of himself in Barnet with visionary poems and songs

Comedian John Hegley makes a spectacle of himself in Barnet with visionary poems and songs. With Nigel Piper and the Popticians. From September 1998.

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Performance poet John Hegley tries to unravel one of Southampton's more enduring mysteries: did King Canute get his feet wet or not? Plus an investigation of the joyous possibilities of flannel, fennel and funnel.

With comedian Simon Munnery.

The poet visits Southampton to unravel the mystery of King Canute plus poems on egg cosies

The poet visits Southampton to unravel the mystery of King Canute, plus poems on egg cosies to flannels. From February 2000.

The poet visits Southampton to unravel the mystery of King Canute, plus poems on egg cosies and flannels. From February 2000.

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Who wants to be a milliner? The nation's second favourite comic poet John Hegley travels to Luton to find out.

He performs at a local junior school, where the headmaster gets to try on a new hat.

Who wants to be a milliner? The Luton laureate entertains a class of school children.

Who wants to be a milliner? The Luton laureate entertains a class of school children and gets fitted for one of the town's famous hats. From February 2000.

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This week, performance poet John Hegley travels to Birmingham to unravel improvised poems about Aston Villa FC, answer questions about the nature of poetic inspiration and cut a birthday cake.

The Luton poet bikes north for a brimful of Birmingham and some bookshop capers.

The Luton poet bikes north for a brimful of Birmingham and some bookshop capers. With musician Nigel Piper. From February 2000.

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Comic poet John Hegley performs at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.

At the Cheltenham Literary Festival, John finds that some poems just don't want to be read

The Luton laureate visits the Cheltenham Literary Festival, and finds that some poems just don't want to be read. From February 2000.

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The Luton poet is by the sea in Aldeburgh, and gets some help with limericks from comedian Arnold Brown. From March 2000.

The Luton poet is in Aldeburgh, and gets some help with limericks from Arnold Brown.

Comic Poet John Hegley With More Live Poetry Readings Combined With Studio-based Contributions From Special Guests.

This Week, Comedian Arnold Brown Adds A Limerick Or Two To The Proceedings.

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The Luton laureate muses on school puddings and asks his audience 'how long is your dog?'.

From March 2000.

Comic Poet John Hegley Performs.

This Week, He Asks, `how Long Is Your Dog?' He May Also Reveal A Little-known Ocular Fact Regarding A Prospective Candidate For Lord Mayor Of London.

With Keith Moore On Double Bass.

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John invites poet Christopher Logue and 'actor of sorts' Andrew Bailey into his home.

Recorded at the Hegley Home, John invites poet Christopher Logue and 'actor of sorts' Andrew Bailey to discuss their favourite writers and perform the Tarentella. From March 2000.

Comic Poet John Hegley Invites Fellow Poet Christopher Logue Into His Home To Admire His Poetry Bookshelf, Discuss Their Favourite Writers And Perform Hilaire Belloc's `tarentella'.

With Comedian Andrew Bailey.

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Poet John Hegley travels to Manchester with comedian Andrew Bailey, performs before an audience of hundreds in a church, and discusses about poetry and art with Radio 1 DJs Mark Radcliffe and Marc Riley