Focusing on Beowulf, historian Michael Wood traces English poetry back to the Dark Ages.
Six short performances and personal insights from contemporary poets.
Owen Sheers heads into the trees to explore Louis MacNeice's poem Woods.
Owen Sheers visits a Welsh village to explore Lynette Roberts's Poem from Llanybri.
Owen Sheers visits Oxford to explore Matthew Arnold's bleak poem Dover Beach.
Owen Sheers visits the Orkneys to explore George Mackay Brown's poem Hamnavoe.
Owen Sheers explores the story behind Sylvia Plath's poem Wuthering Heights.
Owen Sheers explores the story behind Wordsworth's Composed upon Westminster Bridge.
How the radical way Byron, Keats and Shelley lived their short lives changed the world.