Ian Hislop's Changing of the Bard

Ian Hislop's Changing of the Bard

60 mins | Documentary | May 16, 2009

Ian Hislop takes an amused look at one of the most peculiar offices in the British establishment, that of Poet Laureate. Its 341-year history produces a gloriously eccentric picture of who we are, how we are ruled, what we want to say about ourselves and just how hard it is to do that in verse.

Ian Hislop's Changing of the Bard

60 mins | Documentary | May 16, 2009

Ian Hislop's Changing of the Bard
Ian Hislop takes an amused look at one of the most peculiar offices in the British establishment, that of Poet Laureate. Its 341-year history produces a gloriously eccentric picture of who we are, how we are ruled, what we want to say about ourselves and just how hard it is to do that in verse.
Producers
Original title Ian Hislop's Changing of the Bard
Directors Claire Lewis, Sally Benton
Writers

Cast

Ian Hislop

as Presenter