Kubla Coleridge

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Kubla Khan1998101119990804

Richard Holmes travels in the footsteps of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and looks for the origins of his poem `Kubla Khan' in the landscapes of Coleridge's youth.

He also looks at the poet's drug addiction, his interest in science and discoveries, and his wish to craft a romantic myth.

With contributions from Lewis Wolpert, Stevie Smith, John Henry and Andrew Mackenzie.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's biographer Richard Holmes remembers the poet and his work `Kubla Khan', seeking its origins in the landscapes of Coleridge's youth, his drug addiction and his interest in science and discoveries as well as in crafting a romantic myth.

With contributions from Lewis Wolpert, Stevie Smith, John Henry, Andrew Mackenzie and the children of St Dubricius School in Porlock, Somerset.