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Word of Mouth

Synopsis
A 10-part poetry night club series hosted by John Hegley with contributions from some of the greatest poets from around the world. Shown on Border Television in 1990.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1998
Year of production
1990
Notes
Broadcast on Border Television in 1990.
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
Breeze, Jean ‘Binta’; Bunting, Basil; Clarke, Gillian; MacDiarmid, Hugh (1882-1978); Mitchell, Adrian; Nichols, Grace; performances; poetry; Lochhead, Liz; Armachai, Yehuda; Feagan, Devan; Duffy, Carol Ann; Doa, Bei; Fisher, Roy; Dove, Rita; van Toorn, Willem; Hawad; Normal, Henry; Pack, Roger Lloyd; Schierbeek, Bert; Phillips, Tom; Voznesensky, Andrei; Rakosi, Carl; Johnson, Lynton Kwesi; Mayakowski; Morgan, Edwin; Reading, Peter; Rozewicz, Tadeusz; Beybe, Francis; Leonard, Tom; Simmons, James; Clarke, John Cooper; Raworth, Tom; Adonis; Agard, John; Cleary, Brendan; Herbert, Zbigniew; Cobbing, Bob

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£15.00 each
Availability
Hire
Duration/Size
10 x 25 minutes
Year
2004

Sections

Title
Word of Mouth 1
Synopsis
Contributions by Liz Lochhead (Scotland), Yehuda Amachai (Israel), Grace Nichols (West Indies/England) and Devan Feagan (England)

Title
Word of Mouth 2
Synopsis
Contributions by Carol Ann Duffy (England), Bei Doa (China), and Roy Fisher (England)

Title
Word of Mouth 3
Synopsis
Contributions by Hugh McDiarmid (Scotland), Rita Dove (USA), Gillian Clarke (Wales) and Willem van Toorn (Netherlands)

Title
Word of Mouth 4
Synopsis
Contributions by Hawad (Tuareg nomad), Henry Normal (England), Roger Lloyd Pack (reading Keats), and Basil Bunting (England)

Title
Word of Mouth 5
Synopsis
Contributions by Rita Dove (USA), Adrian Mitchell (England), Bert Schierbeek (Netherlands) and Tom Phillips (England)

Title
Word of Mouth 6
Synopsis
Contributions by Jean Binta Breeze (Jamaica), Andrei Voznesensky (USSR) and Cark Rakosi (USA)

Title
Word of Mouth 7
Synopsis
Contributions from Linton Kwesi Johnson (Jamaica, England), Mayakowski (USSR), Edwin Morgan (Scotland) and Pete Reading (England)

Title
Word of Mouth 8
Synopsis
Contributions from Tadeusz Rozewicz (Poland), Francis Beybe (Cameroon), Tom Leonard (Scotland) and James Simmons (N. Ireland)

Title
Word of Mouth 9
Synopsis
Contributions fro John Cooper Clarke (England), Tom Raworth (England), and Adonis (Lebanon)

Title
Word of Mouth 10
Synopsis
Contributions from John Agard (Caribbean/England), Brendan Cleary (N. Ireland), Zbigniew Herbert (Poland) and Bob Cobbing (England)

Production Company

Name

Arts Council of Great Britain

Phone
020 7973 6455
Fax
020 7973 6581
Address
London
SW1P 3NG

Sponsor

Name

Border Television

Distributor

Name

Arts on Film Archive, University of Westminster

Notes
Arts on Film Archive offers on-line access to a large range of films on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s, and is a unique record of British and international post-war art, as well as of documentary film-making in the UK. In its first phase, the archive offers a complete database and an on-line video streaming of all 450 films made by the film department of Arts Council England between 1953 and 1998 and several films produced till 2003 by the dance Department of ACE. The collection is only available streamed to ac.uk domain addresses.

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