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19980111

Elizabeth Bartlett reads a selection of her work and discusses with Simon Armitage her evocative poems of ordinary lives spanning the last fifty years.

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The second in a series of late-night conversations about poetry.

Andrew McAllister invites Jackie Kay , Alan Jenkins and Peter Porter to take a look at what's happening on the poetry scene - and to read some of their latest work.

Readings by Kathleen Jamie , Simon Armitage , Ian Duhig and Paul Muldoon.

Producer Susan Roberts

Stereo

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Unknown: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Jackie Kay

Unknown: Alan Jenkins

Unknown: Peter Porter

Unknown: Kathleen Jamie

Unknown: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Ian Duhig

Unknown: Paul Muldoon.

Producer: Susan Roberts

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The third in a series of late night conversations about poetry. Andrew McAllister takes a look at politics and poetry with Liz Lochhead , Simon Rae and Miroslav Holub. With readings by Lemn Sissay ,

Tom Leonard and Tom Paulin. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Unknown: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Liz Lochhead

Unknown: Simon Rae

Unknown: Miroslav Holub.

Unknown: Lemn Sissay

Unknown: Tom Leonard

Unknown: Tom Paulin.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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Late night conversation about poetry.

Andrew McAllister talks to Germaine Greer about the women who were writing poetry in the 17th century. Carol-Ann Duffy and U A Fanthorpe read from their current work.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Talks: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Germaine Greer

Unknown: Carol-Ann Duffy

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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from Edinburgh. Andrew McAllister takes a look at nationhood and language with Scottish poets

Douglas Dunn and Ellie McDonald and Caribbean poet David Dabydeen.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Unknown: Douglas Dunn

Unknown: Ellie McDonald

Unknown: David Dabydeen.

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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Andrew McAllister continues this series of late-night conversations about poetry with Maura Dooley , poet and literature officer at the South Bank

Centre, novelist and theatre producer Josephine Hart , and Blake Morrison , poet and literary editor of The Independent on Sunday. Stereo

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Unknown: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Maura Dooley

Producer: Josephine Hart

Producer: Blake Morrison

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Live from the Poetry Society in Covent Garden

In the last programme of the series,

Andrew McAllister introduces a reading with Simon Armitage , Jo Shapcott and Matthew Sweeney , to celebrate the opening of the Poetry Society's new performance space. Stereo

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Introduces: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Jo Shapcott

Unknown: Matthew Sweeney

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On Stage

This new series features poetry readings round the country. Today Andrew McAllister introduces the "Liverpool Poets" - Roger McGough , Adrian Henri and Brian Patten - with guitarist

Andy Roberts at the BBC Poetry Festival in Bristol. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Introduces: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Adrian Henri

Unknown: Brian Patten

Guitarist: Andy Roberts

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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On Stage

Andrew McAllister introduces "Biting the Hand", a selection of satirical poetry written and performed by Simon Rae with Willie Rushton on the Edinburgh Fringe, at the George Square Theatre, Edinburgh.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Introduces: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Simon Rae

Unknown: Willie Rushton

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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On Stage

Andrew McAllister introduces a poetry reading with Wendy Cope and Gavin Ewart from the King's Lynn Poetry Festival.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Introduces: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Wendy Cope

Unknown: Gavin Ewart

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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On Stage

Andrew McAllister introduces poet Benjamin Zephaniah in performance at the BBC Poetry Festival in Bristol.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Introduces: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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On Stage

Introduced by Andrew McAllister.

Liz Lochhead gives voice to a number of different women characters, including Dracula's first victim and a cynical bride, in this selection of her own poetry performed at the Queen Margaret Union, University of Glasgow.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Introduced By: Andrew McAllister.

Introduced By: Liz Lochhead

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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On Stage

Andrew McAllister introduces a poetry reading with Grace Nichols and Fred d'Aguiar from the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Introduces: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Grace Nichols

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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On Stage

In the last of the series Andrew McAllister introduces poet

Roger McGough in performance with guitarist

Andy Roberts from St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol.

Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

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Introduces: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Roger McGough

Guitarist: Andy Roberts

Producer: Susan Roberts.

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In the first of a new series of late night conversation about poetry, Andrew McAllister meets poet and critic Clive James , hears some of his poetry, listens to one or two songs, and sifts through his literary reviews. Clive James also catches up with fellow Australian Les Murray, who has been described as one of the finest poets writing in English today. Producer Susan Roberts

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Unknown: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Clive James

Producer: Susan Roberts

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on poetry magazines.

Andrew McAllister talks to three magazine editors: Joy Hendry , editor of Chapman, based in Edinburgh; Peter Forbes of Poetry Review, based in London; and John Osborne of Bete Noire, in Hull. Producer Susan Roberts

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Talks: Andrew McAllister

Editors: Joy Hendry

Editors: John Osborne

Producer: Susan Roberts

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From Belfast -

Andrew McAllister takes a look at the work of Irish women poets, with Katie Donovan , Edna Longley and Paula Meehan.

Producer Susan Roberts

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Unknown: Andrew McAllister

Unknown: Katie Donovan

Unknown: Edna Longley

Unknown: Paula Meehan.

Producer: Susan Roberts

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Andrew McAllister takes a look at poetry reading, talks to poets about bizarre venues and visits the Bete Noire in Hull which is renowned for its packed and enthusiastic audiences.

Producer Julian Wilkinson

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Unknown: Andrew McAllister

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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with Andrew McAllister. The poet Tony Harrison talks about his work for the page, for theatre and for television, including his latest film Black Daisies for the Bride (to be broadcast on BBC2 on 29 June) which explores memory and language with reference to people suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Producer Susan Roberts

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Unknown: Andrew McAllister.

Talks: Tony Harrison

Producer: Susan Roberts

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In the last programme of the series, Andrew McAllister takes a trip to Tin Pan Alley to look at the song lyric. With him are the poet and jazz pianist Roy Fisher and singer Ruby Turner. Producer Susan Roberts

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Unknown: Andrew McAllister

Pianist: Roy Fisher

Singer: Ruby Turner.

Producer: Susan Roberts

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In the first of seven programmes, Simon Armitage talks to

Ellen Phethean about the writing of her poem Witnessing Westgate Hill , a portrait of her home in Newcastle. Producer Susan Roberts

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Talks: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Ellen Phethean

Unknown: Westgate Hill

Producer: Susan Roberts

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Simon Armitage discusses Benjamin Britten 's settings of poetry with editor Boris Ford and poet Peter Porter. With pianist Roger Vignoles and tenor Adrian Thompson. Producer Sara Davies

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Unknown: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Benjamin Britten

Editor: Boris Ford

Unknown: Peter Porter.

Pianist: Roger Vignoles

Tenor: Adrian Thompson.

Producer: Sara Davies

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Simon Armitage discusses the differences between poetry and comedy audiences with poets Sophie Hannah and Hovis Presley. Producer VivBeeby

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Unknown: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Sophie Hannah

Unknown: Hovis Presley.

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Simon Armitage catches up with Carol Ann Duffy in her Manchester home. Producer Susan Roberts

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Unknown: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Carol Ann Duffy

Producer: Susan Roberts

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Simon Armitage and guest Billy Bragg discuss the grey area between lyrics and poetry.

Producer Paul Dodgson

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Unknown: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Billy Bragg

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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Simon Armitage examines the poetry and life of Robert Graves.

Producer Rob Ketteridge

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Unknown: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Robert Graves.

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

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In the last of seven programmes, Simon Armitage talks to

Murray Lachlan Young , a performance poet who has just signed a million-pound record deal, and hears him perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Producer Paul Dodgson

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Talks: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Murray Lachlan Young

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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In the first of seven programmes,

Simon Armitage introduces American West Coast poet Fred Voss at the Hull Truck Theatre. The poet performs work from Goodstone, his own collection of stories about American factory life. Producer Hilary Field

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Introduces: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Fred Voss

Producer: Hilary Field

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Scottish poets Robert Crawford and Liz Lochhead read from their own poetry selection and talk to Simon Armitage about their work. Producer Hilary Field

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Unknown: Robert Crawford

Unknown: Liz Lochhead

Unknown: Simon Armitage

Producer: Hilary Field

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Simon Armitage talks to and hears new poems from Lavinia Greenlaw , one of Britain's best poets under the age of 40. Producer Tim Dee

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Talks: Simon Armitage

Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw

Producer: Tim Dee

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Simon Armitage introduces a poetry reading by Peter Redgrave recorded at last year's Poetry

International festival in London.

The poet won the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1996. Producer Sandy Bell

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Introduces: Simon Armitage

Reading By: Peter Redgrave

Producer: Sandy Bell

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Simon Armitage listens to the poetry and music of traditional ballads and asks who are the balladeers of our age. Producer Sally Marmion

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Unknown: Simon Armitage

Producer: Sally Marmion

Programme Catalogue - Details: Cowboy Poetry19950923

Producer: VIV BEEBY

Next in series: THE LORD'S PRAYER

Previous in series: Seamus Heaney

Description

For over a hundred years, Americna Cowboys have used narrative poems to ease the monotony of ife in the saddle.

Simon ARMITAGE goes on the trail of Cowboy Poetry - now one of the most dynamic cultural forces in the American West.

01: Bunch quitters - Sue Wallis [1.32] read by the poet 02: Lasca - Frank Desprez [0.25] read by Barbara Walker 03: When they finish shipping cattle in the Fall (extract - Bruce Kiskaddon [2.18] read by Randy Rieman 04: The cowboy's prayer - Badger Clark [1.35] read by Randy Rieman

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

arts programmes (genre)

poetry

cowboys

declamation

lasca (poem)

Broadcast history

23 Sep 1995 22:15-22:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Frank Desprez (Author)

Sue Wallis (Author)

Badger Clark (Author)

Bruce Kiskaddon (Author)

Viv Beeby (Producer)

Barbara Walker (rdr)

Randy Rieman (rdr)

Simon Armitage (Speaker)

Don Edwards (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-09-20.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Performance Poetry19950909

Producer: Sara Davies

Next in series: Seamus Heaney

Previous in series: SORLEY MACLEAN

Description

Simon ARMITAGE & guests Michael SCHMIDT, Paul BEASLEY & Patience AGBABI debate the issues around performance poetry & the appeal of the Spoken Word movement.

01: Poetry - John Hegley [1.00] sung by the poet (commercial recording) 02: 3rd world blues - Jean Binta Breeze [1.35] read by the poet 03: Daily Express - John Cooper Clarke [1.20] sung by the poet (commercial recording) 04: Cathedral lung - Aaron Williamson [?] reader unknown 05: Architecture - Lemn Sissay [?] reader unknown 06: Take it east - Pink Sly [1.45] read by the poet 07: Nought - Patience Agbabi [0.53] read by the poet

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

arts programmes (genre)

poetry (song)

poetry

declamation

Broadcast history

09 Sep 1995 22:15-22:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Hegley (Author)

Lemn Sissay (Author)

John Cooper-Clarke (Author)

Jean Breeze (Author)

Patience Agbabi (Author)

Aaron Williamson (Author)

Pink Sly (Author)

Sara Davies (Producer)

Simon Armitage (Speaker)

Michael Schmidt (Speaker)

Paul Beasley (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-09-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Seamus Heaney19950916

Producer: Susan Roberts

Next in series: COWBOY POETRY

Previous in series: PERFORMANCE POETRY

Description

Simon ARMITAGE asks Seamus Heaney about his latest poetry & the series of lectures delivered during his time as professor of poetry at Oxford, 'The redress of poetry'.

Prod Susan Roberts.

All poems written & read by Seamus Heaney 01: Follower 02: St Kevin & the blackbird 03: From the frontier of writing 04: The redress of poetry

Subject Categories

one to one discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

arts programmes (genre)

poetry

declamation

follower (poem)

st kevin and the blackbird (poem)

from the frontier of writing (poem)

the redress of poetry (poem)

Broadcast history

16 Sep 1995 22:15-22:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Simon Armitage

Seamus Heaney (Author)

Susan Roberts (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-08-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Sorley Maclean19950902

Producer: PAUL DODGSON

Next in series: PERFORMANCE POETRY

Previous in series: FIRST COLLECTIONS

Description

Simon ARMITAGE travels to the Isle of Skye to meet Sorley MACLEAN, the greatest Scots-Gaelic poet of the century.

Peoms written & read by Sorley Maclean: 01: Kinloch airport [1.08] 02: Spring tide [0.59] 03: Dawn [0.50] 04: Calvary [0.40] 05: The cry of Europe [1.39] 06: Death Valley [1.26] 07: Hallaig [3.09] 08: Dogs and wolves [1.16]

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

readings programmes (programme format)

profiles (programme format)

arts programmes (genre)

poetry

declamation

coin is madaidhean allaidh (dogs and wolves) (gaelic poem)

death valley (poem)

gaoir nah eorpa (the cry of europe) (gaelic poem)

hallaig (gaelic poem)

Broadcast history

02 Sep 1995 22:15-22:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Sorley Maclean (Author)

Paul Dodgson (Producer)

Simon Armitage (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-08-18.

Wire Through The Heart19980104

Simon Armitage talks to the poet Ken Smith about his journey to Ukraine and Slovakia and hears the radio poem he wrote and recorded on the border between the two troubled countries.

01 OF 7Witnessing Westgate Hill19970720

In the first of seven programmes, Simon Armitage talks to Ellen Phethean about the writing of her poem `Witnessing Westgate Hill', a portrait of her home in Newcastle.

0219970726

In the second of seven programmes, Simon Armitage discusses Benjamin Britten's settings of poetry with editor Boris Ford and poet Peter Porter.

With contributions from pianist Roger Vignoles and tenor Adrian Thompson.

0319970803

Simon Armitage discusses the differences between poetry and comedy audiences with poets Sophie Hannah and Hovis Presley before they perform at Manchester's Frog and Bucket comedy club.

04Mean Time19970809

Carol Ann Duffy is one of our leading poets.

Simon Armitage catches up with her in her home city of Manchester, to find out what she has been writing since the publication of her last book, `Mean Time', which appeared to critical acclaim in 1993.

0519970817

Simon Armitage meets singer/songwriter Billy Bragg, who regularly sets poems by William Blake and Rudyard Kipling to music, and together they discuss the grey area between lyrics and poetry.

0619970823

Simon Armitage examines the poetry and life of Robert Graves to find out if he is a model for today's poets.

07 LAST19970831

In the last of seven programmes, Simon Armitage talks to Murray Lachlan Young, a performance poet who has just signed a million-pound record deal, and hears him perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

197D01Goodstone19971130

In the first of seven programmes, Simon Armitage introduces West Coast poet Fred Voss at the Hull Truck Theatre performing work from `Goodstone', his own collection of stories about American factory life.

197D0219971207

Scottish poets Robert Crawford and Liz Lochhead read from their own poetry selection and talk to Simon Armitage about their work.

197D03A World Where News Travels Slowly19971214

Simon Armitage talks to and hears new poems from Lavinia Greenlaw, one of Britain's best poets under 40 years old.

Her second collection, `A World Where News Travels Slowly', has just been published.

197D0419971221

Simon Armitage introduces a poetry reading by Peter Redgrave recorded at last year's Poetry International festival in London.

The poet won the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1996.