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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 16 May 2010

Roger McGough introduces requests for poems learnt by heart while at school. Including classic works by AA Milne, Thomas Hardy and 'Anon'.

  • Poems featured in this programme:

    The King’s Breakfast
    by AA Milne
    From: Classic Poems to Read Aloud
    Pub: Kingfisher

    Sea Fever
    by John Masefield
    From: Old Chestnuts Warmed Up
    Pub: John Murray

    The Donkey
    by G K Chesterton
    From: The Words of G K Chesterton
    Pub: Wordsworth Poetry Library

    Dulce et Decorum est
    by Wilfred Owen
    From: The Oxford Book of War Poetry
    Pub: Oxford University Press

    O Sweet Spontaneous
    by ee cummings
    From: Complete Poems 1904-1962 – E E Cummings
    Pub: Liveright

    The Admiral’s Ghost
    by Alfred Noyes
    From: Ballads and Poems – Alfred Noyes
    Pub: William Blackwood and Sons Ltd

    Bees Cannot Fly
    by Roger McGough
    From: Roger McGough – Collected Poems
    Published by Viking

    He Fell Among Thieves
    by Henry Newbolt
    From: Poems New and Old by Henry Newbolt
    Pub: John Murray

    How the Camel Got His Hump
    by Rudyard Kipling
    From: The Definitive Edition of Rudyard Kipling’s Verse
    Pub: Hodder and Stoughton


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