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01From Barnsley To Sheffield20200219Poet, Radio presenter, and Yorkshireman Ian McMillan has been on a literary tour around God's Own Country to visit the streets, towns, cities and moors that have inspired so much classic writing. From Ian's own home town of Barnsley and his own literary hero Barry Hines, to the Moors of Haworth that will forever belong to The Brontës, we're exploring a county bursting at the seams with writers and writing.

Ian chats to Blake Morrison, author of 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' about the idiosyncratic way that Yorkshiremen speak, and brings us the following programmes from the BBC Archives:

A Kestrel for A Knave
Episode 1 of the 2008 Book at Bedtime adaptation of Barry Hines novel read by James Anthony Pearson.

Still Angry After All These Years
Documentary following Barry Hines as he returns to the streets of Barnsley

The Shuttleworths - Mini Break in Giggleswick

Presenter: Ian McMillan

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2018.

Ian McMillan goes on a literary tour of Yorkshire

Ian McMillan goes on a literary tour of Yorkshire, from Barry Hines to the Brontes.

02From Haworth To Leeds20200226Poet, Radio presenter, and Yorkshireman Ian McMillan has been on a literary tour around God's Own Country to visit the streets, towns, cities and moors that have inspired so much classic writing. From Ian's own home town of Barnsley and his own literary hero Barry Hines, to the Moors of Haworth that will forever belong to The Brontës, we're exploring a county bursting at the seams with writers and writing.

Ian visits the Bronte Parsonage Cottage in Howarth, Keighley to learn more about the sisters.

‘Wuthering Heights’ Episode 4 from the 2018 adaptation by Rachel Joyce of Emily Bronte's novel.

‘Writers on Themselves: Ted Hughes’ Ted Hughes' essay 'The Rock', first heard on the Third Programme in 1963.

At the offices of Peepal Tree Press in Leeds, Ian meets African-Caribbean poet Khadijh Ibrahim.

‘Desert Island Discs: Barbara Taylor Bradford’ 6/07/2003 [Extract]

The conclusion to Ian’s conversation with Blake Morrison.

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2018.

Ian McMillan goes on a literary tour of Yorkshire

Ian McMillan goes on a literary tour of Yorkshire, from Barry Hines to the Brontes.