V by Tony Harrison

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Summary

Writer Blake Morrison introduces the British radio debut of Tony Harrison's controversial poem - a work that conveys Harrison's anger at discovering graffiti on his parents' grave and features very strong language throughout. The recording is followed by a discussion involving Melvyn Bragg, Simon Armitage, Julie Bindell and Gerald Howarth MP about the impact of the piece, which caused outrage when it was broadcast on Channel 4 in 1987.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Blake Morrison
Contributor Tony Harrison
Contributor Melvyn Bragg
Contributor Simon Armitage
Contributor Julie Bindell
Contributor Gerald Howarth
Producer David Prest
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