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  1. Episode 8

    Roger McGough presents poems on themes reflecting the end of the summer.

    First broadcast: 26 Aug 2007

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  2. Episode 7

    Roger McGough presents poems which use as imagery the sea, trees and autumn fruits.

    First broadcast: 19 Aug 2007

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  3. Episode 6

    Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' favourite poetry.

    First broadcast: 12 Aug 2007

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  4. Episode 5

    Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' favourite poetry.

    First broadcast: 05 Aug 2007

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  5. Episode 4

    Stephen Rea and Fiona Shaw read poems by Irish authors, from W B Yeats to Seamus Heaney.

    First broadcast: 29 Jul 2007

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  6. Episode 3

    Roger McGough hosts the programme from the Latitude music and arts festival in Suffolk.

    First broadcast: 22 Jul 2007

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  7. Episode 2

    Roger McGough hosts the programme from the Latitude music and arts festival in Suffolk.

    First broadcast: 15 Jul 2007

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  8. Garden Poems 2

    Gardening requests with readers Carole Boyd and John Rowe.

    First broadcast: 22 Mar 1998

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  9. Episode 1

    Roger McGough presents a selection of poems requested by listeners.

    First broadcast: 08 Jul 2007

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  10. Edward Thomas, Charlotte Mew, Walter de la Mare

    Roger McGough presents a selection of poems written one hundred years ago.

    First broadcast: 16 Mar 2014

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  11. Milosz and Dickinson

    Roger McGough presents a selection of poems by Czeslaw Milosz and Emily Dickinson.

    First broadcast: 09 Mar 2014

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  12. West African Poetry and Sinead Morrissey

    Roger McGough presents the winner of the 2014 TS Eliot prize and poetry from West Africa.

    First broadcast: 02 Mar 2014

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  13. A dollop of nonsense and a hint of spring

    Roger McGough presents poems that include a dollop of nonsense and a hint of spring.

    First broadcast: 23 Feb 2014

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  14. 16/02/2014

    Roger McGough introduces poems requested by listeners.

    First broadcast: 16 Feb 2014

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  15. Islands and High Seas

    Poems on islands and high seas sail through this show, with Roger McGough at the helm.

    First broadcast: 09 Feb 2014

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  16. Dreams and Sleep

    Roger McGough introduces poems about dreams and sleep.

    First broadcast: 02 Feb 2014

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  17. Bernard O'Donoghue, Helen Mort and Paul Farley reading their own work

    Roger McGough presents listeners' requests with poets reading their own work.

    First broadcast: 26 Jan 2014

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  18. Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti

    Roger McGough presents Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, read by Shirley Henderson.

    First broadcast: 19 Jan 2014

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  19. Poetry Please Special: Edge

    Edge - a journey through space in poetry by Katrina Porteous, music by Peter Zinovieff.

    First broadcast: 15 Dec 2013

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  20. From the Birmingham Literature Festival

    Roger McGough presents a selection of poetry requests made by a live audience.

    First broadcast: 20 Oct 2013

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  21. Canals, rivers, boats and lakes

    Roger McGough presents a selection of poems on a watery theme.

    First broadcast: 13 Oct 2013

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  22. Charles Causley Part 2

    Roger McGough presents a second selection of requests for Charles Causley's poems.

    First broadcast: 06 Oct 2013

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  23. Charles Causley Anniversary

    Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' requests for poems by Charles Causley.

    First broadcast: 29 Sep 2013

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  24. RS Thomas at 100

    Roger McGough presents a selection of listeners' requests for the poems of RS Thomas.

    First broadcast: 22 Sep 2013

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  25. Story Poems 2

    Roger McGough presents some requested poems that tell a story.

    First broadcast: 15 Sep 2013

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  26. Story Poems 1

    Roger McGough presents some requested poems that tell a story.

    First broadcast: 08 Sep 2013

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  27. Seamus Heaney

    Roger McGough presents a selection of Seamus Heaney's poems read by the author himself.

    First broadcast: 01 Sep 2013

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  28. An Ark of Animal Poems

    Roger McGough takes a new job as Noah at the helm of an ark of animal poems.

    First broadcast: 14 Jul 2013

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  29. New Poems from Old Stories

    Roger McGough introduces new poems made out of the oldest stories.

    First broadcast: 07 Jul 2013

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  30. Homer Made Anew

    Roger McGough introduces poems after Homer by Alice Oswald and Michael Longley.

    First broadcast: 30 Jun 2013

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