West Country Collection - (Import DVD)
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Collection comprising two series in which actor John Nettles explores his roots. In 'John Nettles' West Country', the actor journeys through the landscapes and cultures that make up one of the most beautiful and richly endowed regions in Britain. The series features interviews with painter Sir Terry Frost, sculptor Barbara Hepworth, authors Minette Walters and Henry Williamson, actors Jack Shepherd and Michael York, poet Charles Causley and comedian Richard Herring, as well as the writings of AL Rowse, DH Lawrence, PG Wodehouse, John Betjeman, Agatha Christie and Thomas Hardy. In 'Betjemans' West Country', Nettles presents an exploration of the life and landscapes that shaped Sir John Betjeman, one of Britain's best-loved poets. Celebrating Betjeman's lifelong love of the West Country, the film features interviews with his daughter Candida Lycett Green, biographer Bevis Hillier, artist David Inshaw and poet Charles Causley.
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