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Forty Years of Poetry on Radio 3

Forty Years of Poetry on Radio 3

It's 40 years since Radio 3 made its entrance on the world's stage. Poetry has been the station's lifeblood from its earliest days, so there's no better way to toast the past and welcome the future than a deep draught of the 'blushful Hippocrene'.

Featuring some of the most arresting performances poets have given on Radio 3 in the past 40 years, from John Ashbery to Derek Walcott, with music to match.

1 hour, 45 minutes

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Sun 28 Oct 2007 22:15

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