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Sonnet 71

A programme in a series about communicating through the spoken word. Whether expressing grief or talking to the bereaved we are often stuck for 'the right words'.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 23'39''
  • Broadcast date: 1977

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

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