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The Verb

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Radio 3's cabaret of the word, featuring the best poetry, new writing and performance


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44:31 | Nov 8th, 2019

Part of the BBC's year-long celebration of books, The Verb looks at the way the language of novels inspires writers. Joining Ian McMillan to champion the books that have inspired them are Tim Minchin...Show More
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44:32 | Aug 17th, 2018

In 2013 we visited City of Culture Derry~Londonderry and met some of its finest writers
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44:16 | Aug 3rd, 2018

What's in a word? We look at bad language from all angles, whether it's used to hurt and shame and shock, or as a term of endearment or something to make people laugh.
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44:28 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Into the Forest: Ian McMillan explores the literary possibilities of forests in different countries with a commissioned walk through a 'world forest' with contributions from the author of an award-win...Show More

55:09 | Apr 27th, 2018

Ian McMillan and guests explore Japanese night-time language, poetic encounters and musical collisions - and uncanny meetings that happen in the dark. The programme is part of Radio 3's 'Night Blossom...Show More
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