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Film ID  ACE222
Title  Word of Mouth 10
Series  Word of Mouth
Date  1990
Director  John Gwyn
Production Company  Border Television
Synopsis  One of a ten-part series, presented by John Hegley, in which contemporary poets read their work: with John Agard, Brendan Cleary, Zbigniew Herbert, Bob Cobbing, and Hugh Metcalfe.
Minutes  27 min
Full synopsis  ACE222.2 (00:00:00 - 00:12:16)
John Hegley introduces the programme, involves the audience in Poem about Losing My Glasses, and introduces John Agard. John Agard performs Me Not no Oxford Don. Agard performs Take a Walk Down the Splendid Morning Fields of Summer… (Cows). Hegley talking to Brendan Cleary and Bob Cobbing about their publishing activities through The Echo Room and Writers’ Forum. Brief shots of Cobbing performing unidentified work with violin accompaniment. Cleary recites Newcastle is Benidorm.

ACE222.3 (00:12:16 - 00:26:49)
Hegley sings EddieDon’t Like Furniture, with audience joining in last chorus. Zbigniew Herbert reads Mr Cogito Seeks Advice (in Polish with EST). Herbert reads The Stone (in Polish with EST). Hegley introduces Bob Cobbing and Hugh Metcalf. Cobbing and Metcalf perform Sockless in Sandals.... Cobbing and Metcalfe perform Make Perhaps This Out Sense of Can You? Cobbing and Metcalfe (in amplified gas-mask) as Bird Yak in unidentified thrash noise piece. Hegley singing I’m Not a Cheerful Person. Credits over performance.

Full credits  Presented by John Hegley; With John Agard, Brendan Cleary, Zbigniew Herbert, Bob Cobbing, Hugh Metcalfe; Zbigniew Herbert translated by John & Bogdana Carpenter; Music Composed and Performed by John Hegley, Nigel Piper; Film Camera Tom Ritchie; Assistant Camera Alan Moir; Film Editors Malcolm Farquharson, Trevor Wonfor; Graphic Designer Bob Baptist; Researchers Angela Pollard, Oonagh Taylor; Production Assistant Jean Reed; Vision Mixer Gwynne Challenger; Floor Manager Ted Gowling; Vision Engineer Ray Barrett; Studio Cameras Mike Somers; Studio Sound Phil Middlemore; Lighting Director Tony Nuttall; VT Editors Roger Drew, Peter Eichler; Design Ian Reed; Producers for the Arts Council Rodney Wilson, Alistair Niven; Executive Producer Paul Corley; Programme Editor & Location Director Tom Pickard; Studio Director/Producer John Gwyn. A Border television Production in association with The Arts Council of Great Britain. © Border Television and the Arts Council.
Watch segments  ACE222.2 (00:00:00 - 00:12:16)
ACE222.3 (00:12:16 - 00:26:49)
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