Wild Nights | Essential Poems (To Fall in Love With)

Daisy Goodwin presents a visual anthology of poems about love, wild nights and marriage, dramatised in contemporary settings and read by well known actors. The erotic intensity of passionate encounters, the tenderness of the "morning after", the anguish of self-reproach and the joyful sound of wedding bells are all evoked as Daisy Goodwin continues to explore various stages of love through poetry. Celebrities including actress Alison Steadman, comedian Bill Bailey and actor Greg Wise recite poems by Shakespeare, Donne and Tennyson that are filmed in the style of mini-dramas.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 29'36''
  • Broadcast date: 2003

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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