|20040809||Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the classic poems of medieval English literature.|
Yet the identity of its author is unknown and the landscape in which the story unfolds - from the Wirral to the West Midlands - isn't the one normally linked with the Arthurian legends.
As two of today's poets, Simon Armitage and Bernard O'Donoghue, embark on new translations, Jeremy Noel-Tod explores their interest in Gawain and its significance for today's readers.
And he travels to the area where the poem is set, in search of its mysterious origins.
|20050804||Jeremy Noel-Tod is joined by poets Simon Armitage and Bernard O'Donoghue to explore Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one of the classic poems of medieval English literature.|