Into The Gap

Poet Lemn Sissay observes Britain on the move at the Watford Gap motorway services, capturing its sounds and stories as he talks to people in transit.

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A compulsive people-watcher, Lemn buys himself a coffee and observes modern Britons collide.

Serenaded by the howls from arcade games and the quiet chit chat over burgers and cappuccino, the poet arrives for a 24-hour stint.

He catches people in transit, but as they wait, the sound of the motorway still ringing in their ears, he wonders what fantasies, fears and fun will fuel their conversation.

Poet Lemn Sissay observes Britain on the move at the Watford Gap motorway services.

A compulsive people-watcher, Lemn buys himself a coffee and observes modern Britons collide.

0120090330

A compulsive people-watcher, Lemn buys himself a coffee and observes modern Britons collide.

Serenaded by the howls from arcade games and the quiet chit chat over burgers and cappuccino, the poet arrives for a 24-hour stint.

He catches people in transit, but as they wait, the sound of the motorway still ringing in their ears, he wonders what fantasies, fears and fun will fuel their conversation.

Poet Lemn Sissay observes Britain on the move at the Watford Gap motorway services.

A compulsive people-watcher, Lemn buys himself a coffee and observes modern Britons collide.

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Lemn discovers exotic tales from Africa, an arranged marriage in operation and a young soldier embarking on his first tour of Afghanistan.

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Lemn discovers exotic tales from Africa, an arranged marriage in operation and a young soldier embarking on his first tour of Afghanistan.

03*20090401

Lemn encounters a Coronation Street actor going to a party, students going to Amsterdam and a Michael Jackson fan on the way to meet her idol.

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Lemn encounters a Coronation Street actor going to a party, students going to Amsterdam and a Michael Jackson fan on the way to meet her idol.

04*20090402

Lemn meets a Portuguese family who all work at the services, a lorry driver whose coy carp just died and an elderly couple who sleep in a lorry on the forecourt.

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Lemn meets a Portuguese family who all work at the services, a lorry driver whose coy carp just died and an elderly couple who sleep in a lorry on the forecourt.

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Lemn meets two businessmen with thermal imaging cameras and an engineer who is a closet campanologist.

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Lemn meets two businessmen with thermal imaging cameras and an engineer who is a closet campanologist.