The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem of a cursed, uncanny sea voyage, here dramatised for radio, was composed and first published 200 years ago.

It has remained a quotable favourite ever since, while arguments abound over what it all means.

Why does the mariner shoot the albatross and is the poem a Christian parable?

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem of a cursed, uncanny sea voyage, here dramatised for radio, was composed and first published 200 years ago.

It has remained a quotable favourite ever since, while arguments abound over what it all means.

Why does the mariner shoot the albatross and is the poem a Christian parable?Biographer Richard Holmes introduces Coleridge's classic poem of a cursed sea voyage.

Starring John Nettles and Philip Madoc.

Biographer Richard Holmes introduces Coleridge's classic poem of a cursed sea voyage.

Biographer Richard Holmes introduces Coleridge's classic poem of a cursed sea voyage. Starring John Nettles and Philip Madoc.