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20041001

Poet Lemn Sissay enters the curious, involuntary world of that most telling of human responses - the shiver. A harbinger of danger, fear, cold and passion, the shiver flits in and out of the shadows of our consciousness - but what exactly is it and why do we have such a complicated relationship with it?

From the freezing cold of the Antarctic to the studio of one of Britain's most successful composers Lemn seeks out the shiver in its many chilling and thrilling guises.