Roger McGough introduces a miscellany of requested poems. Autumn. Rain storms. Migrant birds. Anton Lesser and Eleanor Tremain read.
The curious Victorian poet James Henry begins the programme. Elizabeth Jennings and Edwin Muir follow. Peter Reading's radio poem Maritime is at the heart of the edition: blending three stories, the desperate attempts of Odysseus to get home from Troy, a ship wreck in the Atlantic in 1609 and his own birdwatching memories from Hilbre Island.