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Why Poetry Matters BBC TWO

Griff Rhys Jones makes a passionate and personal plea for poetry, exploring how verse has the power to enlighten, entertain, stimulate and seduce. With the help of friends and literary fans, Griff explores the wondrous works present throughout the catalogue of great English poets- unearthing the enriching influence these timeless pieces still wield in the modern world.

‘An unrivalled “kick” of pleasure’
The Sunday Times

‘An entertaining jeremiad’
The Guardian

‘A personal and passionate celebration’
Daily Mail

‘Heady Stuff’
The Mail on Sunday

1 x 60′ BBC TWO

Produced and Directed by Louise Hooper

Executive Producers- John Blake and Jacquie Hughes

First transmitted Wednesday 20th May 2009 on BBC TWO