Lyrical Ballads

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010120131021 (BBC7)

Samuel West reads from the work of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Introduced by Dr Robert Woof.

010220131022 (BBC7)

Sean Bean and Kathryn Hunt read from the work of William Wordsworth. Introduced by Dr Robert Woof.

0103The Idiot Boy20131023 (BBC7)

Sean Bean reads 18th-century poem The Idiot Boy by William Wordsworth. First broadcast in 1998.

0104 LASTTintern Abbey20131024 (BBC7)

The late Dr Robert Woof introduces Wordsworth's poem Tintern Abbey, as read by Samuel West. Broadcast in 1998.

AR01Lewti And The Thorn2009101320110626

A selection of poems from Wordsworth and Coleridge's 1798 collaboration which marked the beginning of the English Romantic poetry movement.

The poems Lewti, Coleridge's 'love chant' to an enigmatic and stony-hearted woman, and The Thorn, Wordsworth's ballad about a mysterious outcast and the superstitions that the locals have attached to her.

Recorded on location in Coleridge Cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset, and in the Quantock Hills.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge....Julius D'Silva

William Wordsworth....Mark Meadows

The Captain....Peter Gruffydd

Adapted by Emma Harding.

Coleridge's Lewti and Wordsworth's The Thorn.

In today's episode we hear the poems 'Lewti' - Coleridge's 'love-chant' to an enigmatic and stony-hearted woman and 'The Thorn', Wordsworth's ballad about a mysterious outcast and the superstitions that the locals have attached to her.

Recorded on location in Coleridge's Cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset and in the Quantock Hills.

Adapted and produced by Emma Harding.

AR02The Nightingale And The Lucy Poems2009101420110703

Coleridge's The Nightingale and Wordsworth's series of poems about the enigmatic Lucy.

A selection of poems from Wordsworth and Coleridge's 1798 collaboration which marked the beginning of the English Romantic poetry movement.

The Nightingale, Coleridge's 'conversation poem' in which he disputes the traditional association of the nightingale with melancholy.

And Wordsworth's series of elegiac poems about the narrator's love for the enigmatic Lucy.

Recorded on location in the Quantock Hills, Somerset and in the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Julius D'Silva

William Wordsworth - Mark Meadows

Adapted by Emma Harding.

AR03 LASTTintern Abbey And Love2009101520110710

Wordsworth's Lines Written A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey and Coleridge's Love.

A selection of poems from Wordsworth and Coleridge's 1798 collaboration which marked the beginning of the English Romantic poetry movement.

Lines Written A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, Wordsworth's celebrated exploration of the relationship between the contemplation of nature and his sense of the divine.

And Coleridge's pseudo-medieval ballad, Love, in which a minstrel woos his beloved with the dramatic tale of a knight and his lady.

Recorded on location in Tintern Abbey, the Wye Valley in Monmouthshire and the Quantock Hills in Somerset.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Julius D'Silva

William Wordsworth - Mark Meadows

The Captain - Peter Gruffydd

Adapted by Emma Harding.

LS19990516

Sean Bean and Kathryn Hunt read from the `Lyrical Ballads' by Wordsworth and Coleridge, first published 201 years ago.

LSThe Idiot Boy19990517

Sean Bean reads from `The Idiot Boy' from the `Lyrical Ballads' by Wordsworth and Coleridge, first published 201 years ago.

LSThe Idiot Boy1998082519980913

Sean Bean reads from the work of Wordsworth and Coleridge, first published 200 years ago.

LSThe Idiot Boy19980908

Sean Bean reads from the work of Wordsworth and Coleridge, first published two hundred years ago (2/4).

LSThe Idiot Boy1998090919980914

Sean Bean reads from the work of Wordsworth and Coleridge, first published two hundred years ago.