Feature-length biopic on the life of Irish poet Seamus Heaney to air on BBC
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Feature-length biopic on the life of Irish poet Seamus Heaney to air on BBC

A FEATURE-LENGTH biopic detailing the life and works of the late great poet Seamus Heaney will be shown on BBC 2 later this month.

Set to air on Saturday November 30th, the film, entitled 'Seamus Heaney: The Music of What Happens', will feature Heaney's wife and children as they reflect on his life and read some of the many poems he wrote to honour them.

Heaney's four surviving brothers will also appear on the film, reminiscing about their childhood and the experiences which shaped and inspired him, with the stark and heartbreaking poem 'Mid-Term Break' very likely to be discussed.

Directed by Adam Low, in detailing Heaney's life the film will explore his humble beginnings as the ninth son of a cattle dealer in Northern Ireland and how he became the astoundingly talented poet as he is known today.

The Northern Irish man, who eventually moved to Wicklow and identified as Irish, did not directly address the sectarian conflict of 'The Troubles' in his work, but instead wrote with a talent which acted to shine a light on the atrocities.

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Mr Heaney passed away in August 2013, but the Nobel Prize winner is still deeply loved in Ireland-- this film is guaranteed to be a popular one.

You can watch 'Seamus Heaney: The Music of What Happens' on BBC 2 on November 30th.