Arthur Smith, in a short five-minute film on the BBC One Show, follows in Coleridge’s footsteps across the Quantocks and Exmoor to discover the source of ‘Kubla Khan’. He begins his journey at Coleridge Cottage, where he talks briefly to Rosemary Coleridge Middleton, then travels to Porlock and on to Ash Farm. Here he meets Tom Mayberry, who offers an explanation of the poem’s origins.
Too short to be penetrating, but well worth a watch. Click here to watch it on the BBC iPlayer.