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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 21 September 2008

Robert W Service, was by turns a bank clerk and a proto-Beat who commemorated the hardships and drama of the Yukon Gold Rush. Roger marks the fiftieth anniversary of his death, with Jimmy Yuill reading the classics.

The Shooting of Dan McGrew
The Spell of the Yukon
The Quitter
The Cremation of Sam McGee

All poems in this week’s programme are by Robert Service and are taken from ‘The Best of Robert Service’ published by A&C Black


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