Representations of Place: Salford

Thanks to Derek Robertson for the tip off to this BBC Sounds programme which I enjoyed. It has shades of Vivien Stanshall's 'Sir Henry at Rawlinson End'. 

You can listen to the first episode here.


The distinguished-but-hip London poet Sir Ralph Stanza is the new poet-in-residence for Salford. This is all thanks to a specially-funded scheme displaying great cultural magnanimity towards the good people of the north of England. 
As he straddles the streets of Orsdall and Weaste, in his panama hat, blazer and silk scarf, Sir Ralph's goal is to blend in with the locals and express their anger through his verse.

Written by and starring James Quinn as Sir Ralph Stanza.

A little bit of language that is possibly NSFS (not suitable for school)

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