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01The Child Is Father Of The Man20001023Harriet Walters reads Juliet Barker's biography of poet William Wordsworth.
1: `The Child Is Father of the Man'.
Wordsworth's memories of his childhood home at Cockermouth were uniformly happy ones.
His sister Dorothy had a strong influence and shared William's passionate love of nature.
But their childhood was also marked by tragedy.
Abridged by Sally Marmion 
01The Child Is Father Of The Man20001024Harriet Walters reads Juliet Barker's biography of poet William Wordsworth.
1: `The Child Is Father of the Man'.
Wordsworth's memories of his childhood home at Cockermouth were uniformly happy ones.
His sister Dorothy had a strong influence and shared Wil.
02A Vital Interest20001024Harriet Walters reads Juliet Barker's biography of poet William Wordsworth.
Episode 2: `A Vital Interest'.
Wordsworth travels to Revolutionary France, where he fathers an illegitimate daughter and becomes an ardent republican.
02A Vital Interest20001025 
03The Wanderer20001025Harriet Walters reads Juliet Barker's biography of poet William Wordsworth.
Episode 3: `The Wanderer'.
Coleridge, Wordsworth and Dorothy travel to Germany.
Deserted by Coleridge, Wordsworth lives on his thoughts, feelings and memories - and the poetry pours out of him.
03The Wanderer20001026Harriet Walters reads Juliet Barker's biography of poet William Wordsworth.
Episode 3: `The Wanderer'.
Coleridge, Wordsworth and Dorothy travel to Germany.
Deserted by Coleridge, Wordsworth lives on his thoughts, feelings and memories - and the poetry pou.
04The Giant Wordsworth20001026Harriet Walters reads Juliet Barker's biography of poet William Wordsworth.
Episode 4: `The Giant Wordsworth'.
Wordsworth becomes so identified with the Lakes that he himself becomes a tourist attraction.
04The Giant Wordsworth20001027 
05Real Greatness20001028Harriet Walters reads Juliet Barker's biography of poet William Wordsworth.
Episode 5: `Real Greatness'.
Wordsworth's fellow poet and admirer Edward Quillinan uses his intimacy with the family to win the affections of William's only daughter.
But when she.
05 LASTReal Greatness20001027Harriet Walters reads Juliet Barker's biography of poet William Wordsworth.
Episode 5: `Real Greatness'.
Wordsworth's fellow poet and admirer Edward Quillinan uses his intimacy with the family to win the affections of William's only daughter.
But when she dies, Wordsworth's strength withers away.

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