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Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's cabaret of performance and new writing.

Alan Brownjohn and Peter Wilkinson discuss why Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard has been translated into Latin by so many people, including a Lord Chief Justice, a cricketer and the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Plus the programme's language spy Toby Litt reporting back on strange words and phrases he has overheard, novelist Niven Govinden with a short story as well as a look back at the work of writer and actor Ken Campbell.

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 19 Sep 2008 21:15

Ian McMillan pays tribute to the poet and jazz pianist, Roy Fisher

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