Daytime gameshow proposals number 6

Poets win prizes

Panel game.

Mariella Frostrup (and if on maternity leave, Martha Kearney) presents a spin off from the late lamented Danny Baker hosted gameshow.

There are two teams: each comprising two punters and two poets.  One team is captained by Andrew Motion the other by Seamus Heaney.  Poetic contestants include Carol Ann Duffy, Christopher Logue, Craig Raine, Tom Leonard, Don Patterson.

There are various rounds: Name that Stanza; Life on Martian Metaphors; Stop Larkin about; Hughes the Daddy?; Reach for your Gunn; Owen will the war be over; Cases of terrible Burns; Blankety blank verse; and Complete the Limerick.

The final round involves the teams reciting a poem on a topical issue that has been prepared during the 28 minutes of the programme.  

Initially broadcast on BBC4 the show was repeated in the Bargain Hunt slot on BBC1. 

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