Roger McGough

Poet / Author / Performer

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Books

Born in Liverpool, Roger McGough is the author of over fifty books of poetry for both adults and children, as well as editing numerous anthologies.
During the sixties he was part of The Scaffold, whose song 'Lily the Pink' was a hit worldwide, and the ground-breaking collection 'The Mersey Sound' (with Brian Patten and the late Adrian Henri) has recently been republished in the Penguin Modern Classic series. The winner of two Baftas for his film work and a Royal Television Society award, he helped write the script for The Yellow Submarine animation film. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has a Cholmondeley award and is twice winner of both the Signal and CLPE Awards for the best book of poetry for children. He is an Honorary Professor of Thames Valley University and a Fellow of John Moores University, Liverpool. He was made a Freeman of the City of Liverpool in 2001, and received a CBE from the Queen in 2004 for services to literature. Currently he presents Poetry Please on BBC Radio 4 and lives in Barnes, south-west London with his wife and two of his four children.

Children's

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SLAPSTICK

2008

Puffin

THE MONSTERS' GUIDE TO CHOOSING A PET

2005

Puffin

DOTTY INVENTIONS

2005

Frances Lincoln

ALL THE BEST

2004

Puffin

THE BEE'S KNEES

2003

Puffin

WHAT ON EARTH CAN IT BE?

2003

Viking (Penguin)

MOONTHIEF

2002

Kingfisher

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT

2002

Puffin

BAD BAD CATS

1997

Penguin

PILLOW TALK

1992

Poetry

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THAT AWKWARD AGE

2009

Penguin

THE MERSEY SOUND

2007

Penguin

First published in 1967, The Mersey Sound has sold over half a million copies, making it the bestselling poetry anthology of all time.

SELECTED POEMS

2006

Penguin

THE COLLECTED POEMS

2003

Penguin

Collected for the first time in one volume, McGough`s poems remain as potent as they ever were.

EVERYDAY ECLIPSES

2002

Viking (Penguin)

THE WAY THINGS ARE

1999

Penguin

DEFYING GRAVITY

1993

Penguin

YOU AT THE BACK: SELECTED POEMS 1967-1987

1992

Cape

SELECTED POEMS 1967-1987

1989

Cape

WORRY

1987

Toni Savage

MELTING INTO THE FOREGROUND

1986

Viking

WAVING AT TRAINS

1982

Cape

HOLIDAY ON DEATH ROW

1979

Cape

SUMMER WITH MONIKA

1978

Whizzard Press

IN THE GLASSROOM

1976

Cape

GIG

1973

Cape

OUT OF SEQUENCE

1972

Turret Books

AFTER THE MERRYMAKING

1970

Cape

WATCHWORDS

1968

Cape

Non-Fiction

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SAID AND DONE

2005

Random House

Other

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THE HYPOCHONDRIAC (Moliere)

2009

Methuen Drama

New adaptation of Moliere's THE HYPOCHONDRIAC

TARTUFFE (Moliere)

2008

Methuen

New adaptation of TARTUFFE by Moliere

Film, TV & Theatre

Roger is also a celebrated author (see separate CV).
Born in Liverpool, Roger McGough is the author of over fifty books of poetry for both adults and children, as well as editing numerous anthologies.
During the sixties he was part of The Scaffold, whose song 'Lily the Pink' was a hit worldwide, and the ground-breaking collection 'The Mersey Sound' (with Brian Patten and the late Adrian Henri) has recently been republished in the Penguin Modern Classic series.
The winner of two Baftas for his film work and a Royal Television Society award, he helped write the script for The Yellow Submarine animation film. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has a Cholmondeley award and is twice winner of both the Signal and CLPE Awards for the best book of poetry for children. He is an Honorary Professor of Thames Valley University and a Fellow of John Moores University, Liverpool.
He was made a Freeman of the City of Liverpool in 2001, and received a CBE from the Queen in 2004 for services to literature. Currently he presents Poetry Please on BBC Radio 4 and lives in Barnes, south-west London with his wife and two of his four children.

Awards:
Fellow of John Moores University, Liverpool
1999 Cholmendelay Award
1999 Signal Award - Bad, Bad Cats (Puffin)
1998 Honorary M.A. - Nene College of Further Education
1997 O.B.E. - Awarded for services to poetry
1993 Honorary Professor - Thames Valley University
1993 BAFTA for The Elements, science film
1986 'Tony' nomination for lyrics of Wind in the Willows, produced on Broadway
1985 BAFTA for Childrens film: Kurt, Mungo, B.P. and Me
1984 Signal Award for Children's poetry

Radio

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POETRY PLEASE

2009

BBC Radio 4

SOUNDING OFF WITH McGOUGH

2000

BBC Radio 4

SUMMER WITH MONIKA

1998

BBC Radio 4

DESERT ISLAND DISCS

1998

BBC Radio 4

F.X. '30 MINUTE THEATRE'

1989

BBC Radio 4

THE NARRATOR and SCENES FROM THE POET'S LIFE

1983

BBC Radio 4

WALKING THE DOG

1981

BBC Radio 4

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

BBC Radio 4

DOWN YOUR WAY, AMERICAN BEAUTY

BBC Radio 4

HOME TRUTHS

BBC Radio 4

Theatre

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THE HYPOCHONDRIAC (Adapted from Moliere)

2009

Liverpool Everyman Theatre

TARTUFFE (adapted from Moliere)

2008

Liverpool Everyman Theatre / Rose Theatre, Kingston

MY DAD'S A FIRE EATER

2000

Devon Schools

THE SOUND COLLECTOR

1997

Quicksilver Theatre Co

FALLING ANGELS

1997

Tour of India, Autumn

WAVING THE TIDE

1989

Edinburgh, December

A MATTER OF CHANCE

1988

Edinburgh Festival

WIND IN THE WILLOWS

1984

Washington DC / Broadway

THE MOUTHTRAP

1982

Edinburgh Festival

LIFESWAPPERS

1980

Edinburgh Festival

WATCHWORDS

1980

Nottingham Playhouse

ALL THE TRIMMINGS

1980

Hammersmith, Lyric Theatre

SUMMER WITH MONIKA

1979

Hammersmith, Lyric Theatre

GOLDEN NIGHTS AND GOLDEN DAYS

1979

Nottingham Playhouse

WORLD PLAY

1978

Edinburgh

STUFF

1969

London

THE PUNY LITTLE LIFE SHOW

1968

London

THE COMMISSION

1967

Liverpool

THE CHAUFFEUR-DRIVEN ROLLS

1966

Liverpool

BIRDS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS

1964

London

THE GREAT SMILE

ANOTHER CUSTARD PIE

THE SOLDIER'S TALE

Television

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THE METHUSELAH TREE

2000

Windfall Films

NICE TO BE HERE

1998

Varga TVC

THE HAPPY PRINCE

1996

Carlton

THE ELEMENTS

1991

Channel 4/Windfall Films

THE MOUTH TRAP

1991

Granada TV

THE ADVENTURES OF PETER RABBIT

1990

TVC

THE CROCODILE IN THE CITY

1990

Channel 4

PICTURE BOX

1990

Granada TV

HERE ARE THE POEMS

1985

KURT, MUNGO, B.P. AND ME

1984

Thames TV

LIFESWAPPERS

1976

Thames TV

FOCUS

1976

BBC's Further Education Series

SATURDAY WHILE SUNDAY

1967

ABC TV

THE 11th HOUR

1967

BBC TV

GAZETTE

1964

ABC TV

THE YELLOW SUBMARINE

TVC

HOPE STREET GLORY

FAST FORWARD

Thames TV

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Presenting

Radio

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POETRY PLEASE

Writer / Presenter

BBC Radio 4

Television

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FRIDAY NIGHT HIJACK

Guest Presenter

Sky Arts