Wordsworth and Coleridge Road Trip with Frank Skinner and Denise Mina
Having followed in the footsteps of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell to recreate their great Scottish journey of 1773, Frank Skinner and Denise Mina are hitting the road again, in the company of another great literary double act – William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Frank adores the verse of Wordsworth and will focus on what made William tick. Denise, the creator of dark and haunting fiction, will concentrate on Coleridge, exploring what draws her to his unique and troubled imagination. Wordsworth and Coleridge met in 1795 and were to create some of their greatest work together but their passionate friendship ended in bitter betrayal. The story of their complex relationship will be at the heart of this three part series which will give a unique insight to their creative process. Travelling from Bristol where they first met to Somerset and the Lake District where the pair lived and worked together, the series will also be a love letter to nature as Denise and Frank walk in their buckled shoes and discover the inspiration behind some of their most loved poems.
ON AIR FROM 7th DECEMBER 2021 AT 8PM ON SKY ARTS