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Michael Wood on Beowulf

Michael Wood on Beowulf

Focusing on Beowulf, historian Michael Wood traces English poetry back to the Dark Ages.


82. Coast: Shorts, Sand

Alice Roberts boards a dredger to discover a precious resource: sand from the seabed.

Matthew Arnold

4. A Poet's Guide to Britain: Matthew Arnold

Owen Sheers visits Oxford to explore Matthew Arnold's bleak poem Dover Beach.