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Writing Yorkshire2018091520210515 (BBC7)Poet, 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 visits the offices of Peepal Tree Press to hear from poet Khadijah Ibrahiim, who writes about her Jamaican Yorkshire identity.

Along the way Ian 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

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

Billy Liar
The final episode of the 1991 adaptation

A Chip in the Sugar
Alan Bennett reads his classic monologue

Presenter: Ian McMillan
Producer: Jessica Treen

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra - first broadcast 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.

Poet, radio presenter, and Yorkshireman Ian McMillan takes a literary tour around God's Own Country to visit the streets, towns, cities and moors that have inspired so much classic writing.

Ian chats to Blake Morrison, author of 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' about the idiosyncratic way that Yorkshiremen speak.

He also visits the offices of Peepal Tree Press to hear from poet Khadijah Ibrahiim, who writes about her Jamaican Yorkshire identity.

Along the way, Ian shares this Yorkshire-flavoured selection from the BBC Archives:

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

* The Shuttleworths - Mini Break in Giggleswick. Comedy starring Graham Fellows.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in September 2018.

Ian McMillan takes a literary tour of Yorkshire.

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.

Poet, radio presenter, and Yorkshireman Ian McMillan continues his 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.

* Wuthering Heights - Episode 4 from BBC Radio 4's 2018 adaptation by Rachel Joyce of Emily Bronte's novel.

* Writers on Themselves: Ted Hughes - Ted's essay 'The Rock', first broadcast on the BBC Third Programme in 1963.

* Desert Island Discs: Barbara Taylor Bradford - from BBC Radio 4 July 2003 [Extract]

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in September 2018.

03Leeds' Finest20200304Ian McMillan comes to the end of his literary tour of Yorkshire in Leeds.

Poet, 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.

‘Billy Liar' the final episode of the 1991 adaptation

‘A Chip in the Sugar' Alan Bennett reads his classic monologue

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in September 2018.

Ian McMillan ends his literary tour of Yorkshire in Leeds.

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