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  1. John Betjeman: Thank God It’s Sunday (2011)

    Subject
    Literature; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 100 minutes), £6.99

    Double bill of BBC films featuring narration from the poet John Betjeman. THANK GOD IT’S SUNDAY (1972) takes a look at how Londoners spend their Sundays. SUMMONED BY BELLS (1976), based on Betjeman’s...

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  2. Age of Czeslaw Milosz, The (2011)

    Director
    Juozas Javaitis
    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (DVD-R, 185 minutes), $29.95

    This documentary commemorates the 100th birthday of Czeslaw Milosz, the Nobel Prize-winning Polish-Lithuanian poet. Famous cultural figures, friends, and family retrace the life and work of this...

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  3. 'They Walked and Talked ...' a Dymock Poets’ Collection (2010)

    Director
    Rachel Plant
    Producer
    Cate Luck
    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 30 minutes), £10.00

    On the north-west borders of Gloucestershire, in the years immediately prior to the outbreak of the First World War, a literary community was formed which came to represent a significant development in the...

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  4. Letter to the World (2010)

    Director
    Suzie Hanna
    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 9 minutes), £15.00

    Commissioned for the Emily Dickinson International Society Conference, Oxford, in 2010. The film is designed to interpret some of the poet’s tropes including her microscopic representation of the outdoors...

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  5. Becoming Emily- A Portrait of Emily Dickinson Through Her Poems and Letters (2010)

    Director
    Norman Worrall; Marcus Korhonen
    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 80 minutes), £12.50

    The DVD includes some forty poems and thirty letter extracts written by Emily Dickinson. Emily Dickinson’s stature as a major poet has taken many years to emerge. Through dramatisations this film imagines...

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  6. From Shakespeare with Love (Unabridged Selections) (2009 Audio)

    Director
    David Timson
    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Audio (CD), £6.97

    70 of Shakespeare’s sonnets read unabridged by actors including David Tennant, Anton Lesser and Juliet Stevenson. Directed and selected by David Timson.

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  7. Poet’s Guide to Britain, A (2009)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 180 minutes), £15.99

    Acclaimed poet and author Owen Sheers presents this enlightening series in which he looks at six great works of poetry about the British landscape. The poems by William Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, Lynette...

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  8. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2009)

    Subject
    English language and literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £195.00

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an alliterative poem which was written in the late fourteenth century by an anonymous poet. Simon Armitage presents this programme which goes on the trail of the Gawain...

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  9. Seamus Heaney: Collected Poems (2009)

    Subject
    Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, Audio (CD, 720 minutes), 74.99 Euros

    This fifteen CD box set was released in 2009 to celebrate Seamus Heaney’s 70th birthday and features the poet reading his entire poetic oeuvre. Heaney reads the poems in chronological order, working his...

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  10. Artist and the Poet, The: Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin in Conversation (2009)

    Director
    Noel Chanan
    Subject
    Art; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL), £13.00

    In 1983 the poet laureate Ted Hughes and renowned American printmaker and sculptor Leonard Baskin, his collaborator for many years on illustrated books of Hughes’s poems, took part in an audio recording in...

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