Lyrical Ballads - Open University

Hugh Hartford

Executive Producer:
Rosa Rogers - Redbird Productions


Two films retracing the steps of poets Coleridge and Wordsworth through the Quantock Hills in Somerset, exploring the landscape that moved them to write The Lyrical Ballads (1798), one of the most influential set of poems in the English history of language. Contemporary poet Polly Atkin and literary experts Fiona Stafford and Jonathan Bate consider the lasting legacy of the poems and their significance for the 21st century.