The Fiery World
Sunday 4 March 2007 20:00-21:30 (Radio 3)
In this Radio 3 special commission, Peter Ackroyd dramatises the life of William Blake.
In 1805, with England at war and in constant fear of invasion, radicalism was the equivalent of treason. Blake was never afraid of speaking his mind, but as a poet and visionary he was at odds with the spirit of his age – so much so that his life was in danger.