The Wordsmiths At Gorsemere

An Everyday Story Of Towering Genius

Spoof drama about the Romantic poets, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the eighteenth century.

show more detailshow less detail

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
010126th June 17991985022520030830 (BBC7)
20040417 (BBC7)
20041225 (BBC7)
20051113 (BBC7)
20051114 (BBC7)
20080423 (BBC7)
20080424 (BBC7)
20090909 (BBC7)
20090913 (BBC7)
20090914 (BBC7)
20100729 (BBC7)
20100730 (BBC7)
20110606 (BBC7)
20110607 (BBC7)
20110612 (BBC7)
20110613 (BBC7)
20130927 (BBC7)
20130928 (BBC7)
20151117 (BBC7)
20151118 (BBC7)

An Everyday Story Of Towering Genius

Spoof drama about the Romantic poets, set in and around the Lake District at the turn of the eighteenth century.

The Wordsmiths settle at Gorsemere.

William and Dorothy settle in their sublime cottage.

Sue Limb's Lakeland poets parody.

Sue Limb's Lakeland poets parody with Denise Coffey.

From February 1985.

William and Dorothy settle in their sublime cottage. Sue Limb's Lakeland poets parody.

William and Dorothy settle in their sublime cottage. Sue Limb's Lakeland poets parody with Denise Coffey. From February 1985.

01021985030420030906 (BBC7)
20040424 (BBC7)
20050108 (BBC7)
20051120 (BBC7)
20051121 (BBC7)
20080430 (BBC7)
20080501 (BBC7)
20090916 (BBC7)
20100805 (BBC7)
20100806 (BBC7)
20110613 (BBC7)
20110614 (BBC7)
20131004 (BBC7)
20131005 (BBC7)
20151124 (BBC7)
20151125 (BBC7)

William pledges to protect his sister from the philandering Lord Byro.

William pledges to protect his sister from the philandering Lord Byro. Lakeland poets parody with Tim Curry. From March 1985.

Lakeland poets parody with Tim Curry.

From March 1985.

Lord Byro - cad, revolutionary and womaniser - arrives to demonstrate his rakish skill and renaissance charm.

01031985031120030913 (BBC7)
20040501 (BBC7)
20050115 (BBC7)
20051127 (BBC7)
20051128 (BBC7)
20080507 (BBC7)
20080508 (BBC7)
20090923 (BBC7)
20100812 (BBC7)
20100813 (BBC7)
20110620 (BBC7)
20110621 (BBC7)
20131011 (BBC7)
20131012 (BBC7)
20151201 (BBC7)
20151202 (BBC7)
20151205 (BBC7)

A hungry albatross inspires Samuel Tailor Cholericke's poetic musings. Lakeland poets parody with Simon Callow. From March 1985.

A hungry albatross inspires Samuel Tailor Cholericke's poetic musings. From March 1985.

A hungry albatross inspires Samuel Tailor Cholericke's poetic musings.

Lakeland poets parody with Simon Callow.

Dorothy is perturbed about William's impending wedding

An albatross pursues Cholericke's sandwich, arousing his lust...

but could this be the inspiration for the Ancient Mariner?

0104 LAST1985031820030920 (BBC7)
20040508 (BBC7)
20050122 (BBC7)
20051211 (BBC7)
20051212 (BBC7)
20080514 (BBC7)
20080515 (BBC7)
20090930 (BBC7)
20100819 (BBC7)
20100820 (BBC7)
20110627 (BBC7)
20110628 (BBC7)
20131018 (BBC7)
20131019 (BBC7)
20151208 (BBC7)
20151209 (BBC7)

Cholericke is feverish and the arrival of Mary Lump causes concern. Lakeland poets parody.

Cholericke is feverish and the arrival of Mary Lump causes concern. Lakeland poets parody with Denise Coffey. From March 1985.

Cholericke is feverish and the arrival of Mary Lump causes concern.

From March 1985.

Lakeland poets parody with Denise Coffey.

Cholericke is indisposed

Dorothy prepares tea and Mary Lump goes mad.

020121st July 17991987051620080521 (BBC7)
20120726 (BBC7)
20120727 (BBC7)
20120728 (BBC7)
20140805 (BBC7)

Dorothy worries over William's wedding and Thomas de Quinine arrives. From May 1987.

Dorothy worries over William's wedding and Thomas de Quinine arrives. Lakeland poets parody with Denise Coffey. From May 1987.

020227th July 17991987052320080528 (BBC7)
20120802 (BBC7)
20120803 (BBC7)
20140812 (BBC7)

William and Mary's wedding bells ring, but there's an unexpected guest. From May 1987.

William and Mary's wedding bells ring, but there's an unexpected guest. Lakeland poets parody with Simon Callow. From May 1987.

William and Mary's wedding bells ring, but there is an unexpected guest. Lakeland poets parody with Simon Callow. From May 1987.

020326th September 17991987053020080604 (BBC7)
20120809 (BBC7)
20120810 (BBC7)
20140819 (BBC7)

Dorothy is perturbed by de Quinine and Sir Walter Spott arrives. From May 1987.

Dorothy is perturbed by de Quinine and Sir Walter Spott arrives. Lakeland poets parody with Miriam Margolyes. From May 1987.

02042nd October 17991987060620080611 (BBC7)
20120816 (BBC7)
20120817 (BBC7)
20140826 (BBC7)

John Sheets makes a welcome arrival and a game of cricket is proposed. Lakeland poets parody with Simon Callow. From June 1987.

John Sheets makes a welcome arrival and a game of cricket is proposed. From June 1987.

02056th May 18001987061320080618 (BBC7)
20120823 (BBC7)
20120824 (BBC7)
20140902 (BBC7)

With the babies set to arrive, a visitor surprises Cholericke. Lakeland poets parody with Geoffrey Whitehead. From June 1987.

With the babies set to arrive, a visitor surprises Cholericke. From June 1987.

0206 LAST16th June 18001987062020080625 (BBC7)
20120830 (BBC7)
20120831 (BBC7)
20140909 (BBC7)

William's peace is shattered by the arrival of spooky William Bloke. Lakeland poets parody with Simon Callow. From June 1987.

William's peace is shattered by the arrival of spooky William Bloke. From June 1987.