England has produced many wonderful poets. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of the "Lake Poets", is safe amongst their number. As well as a poet, he was also known for his skills as a critic and philosopher. With his great friend William Wordsworth, they began what is now seen as the Romantic Movement. Contributing such great works as 'Rime Of The Ancient Mariner', 'Kubla Kahn' and his opus
Biographia Literatia to the English language ensures his place in our history.
However there was a darker side to Coleridge, including his dependency on opium. At the time, it was not illegal but its effect on him were harrowing. Who knows what might have been?
This collection is read by Sir Ralph Richardson - also safe in the pantheon of English acting.