John Betjeman

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Betjeman’s Liverpool Street campaign revived in face of new development
Conservationists hope spirit of late poet laureate’s 1970s protest will protect the Victorian station from ‘serious harm’

Matthew Weaver

23, Nov, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Jonathan Stedall obituary
Documentary-maker who covered politics, historical figures and great railway journeys in his nearly three decades at the BBC

Anthony Hayward

27, Oct, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Five men and one woman who took on impossible job – of poet laureate
Several of the poets appointed by, or inherited by the Queen, had to deal with public mockery. No wonder Philip Larkin turned down the role

Adam Newey

10, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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And did those feet: 10 walks inspired by famous poets
Matching rich verse with great scenery, these strolls follow in the footsteps of some of our greatest wordsmiths, from William Blake to Carol Ann Duffy

Kevin Rushby

03, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 Christmas poems | Allie Esiri
Poets from Thomas Hardy to TS Eliot and Wendy Cope articulate the wonder – and dread – of the festive season

Allie Esiri

22, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Letter: John McGlashan obituary
Edward Mirzoeff writes: He brought a rare sense of poetry and spirituality to his camerawork

Edward Mirzoeff

22, Jul, 2021 @3:53 PM

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John McGlashan obituary
Other Lives: Cinematographer who worked with directors such as Ken Russell, John Schlesinger and Ken Loach

Emerson Bramwell

26, Apr, 2021 @6:13 PM

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From fan mail to fiction: the letters from famous authors that made me a writer
As a schoolgirl Julie Myerson wrote to the likes of Daphne du Maurier and John Betjeman. Here, she reveals how their generous replies shaped the person she became

Julie Myerson

27, Apr, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Wanted: one royal versifier – an interest in trees and homeopathy an advantage | Catherine Bennett
With Carol Ann Duffy bowing out as poet laureate, others are courting the honour

Catherine Bennett

10, Nov, 2018 @6:59 PM

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Mary Wilson obituary
An accomplished poet who brushed off the caricatures her life attracted as wife of Harold Wilson

Julia Langdon

07, Jun, 2018 @5:51 AM

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The week in radio: Today; Mr Betjeman’s Class/Mr Betjeman Regrets; Just a Minute; The Great American Songbook
Prince Harry grilled ‘Pa’, John Betjeman clutched his teddy, Nicholas Parsons communed with ghosts and Van Morrison sprang gruff surprises

Tim Adams

31, Dec, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Stop the bombs! How Slough became Britain’s most dynamic town
John Betjeman thought the place should be razed to the ground. But a new survey says it’s now the UK’s best place to work

24, Sep, 2017 @2:00 PM

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