Seamus Heaney

Colin's copy of Seamus Heaney's The Government of The Tongue

Big Heart remembers Seamus Heaney with great fondness.Colin had the  privilege of making a programme for BBC Schools with Seamus Heaney while working with director Andrew Bethell at Double Exposure in 1990. The Heaney family were big and welcoming and we did a lot of singing on the shoot in Co Derry.

We filmed Seamus reading the poems in London and spent an evening with him and his wife Marie in Dublin, where we showed him the final film, which he was kind enough to enjoy and appreciate. It was the beginning of many films with poets ( Ted Hughes, Simon Armitage, Liz Lochhead, Carol Anne Duffy etc) which is still continuing today with the  recent Poetryline work at CLPE , and The Cape Farewell SWITCH project. What a blessing!

Colin's Copy of Seamus Heaney's The Government of The Tongue

Seamus signs for Colin