Tony Harrison's Prague Spring

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Sunday Feature2018070820190808 (R3)

Chris Bowlby travels with Tony Harrison to Prague, to discover how one of Britain's best known poets was shaped by the cultural energy and tragedy of 1960s Czechoslovakia. Harrison reads from his Prague poems in the locations where they were written. And he relives with Czech friends stories of cafes and cartoons, sex and surveillance and the hope and despair of a people fighting Soviet tanks and secret police with words, plays and tragic self-sacrifice.

How one of Britain's best-known poets experienced the drama of the 1960s Prague Spring.

Exploring music, history, science, philosophy, film, visual arts and literature.

SUNDAY FEATURE2018070820190808 (R3)

Chris Bowlby travels with Tony Harrison to Prague, to discover how one of Britain's best known poets was shaped by the cultural energy and tragedy of 1960s Czechoslovakia. Harrison reads from his Prague poems in the locations where they were written. And he relives with Czech friends stories of cafes and cartoons, sex and surveillance and the hope and despair of a people fighting Soviet tanks and secret police with words, plays and tragic self-sacrifice.

How one of Britain's best-known poets experienced the drama of the 1960s Prague Spring.

Exploring music, history, science, philosophy, film, visual arts and literature.