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Roger McGough with a magical mix of poetry requests, including work by Hilaire Belloc, DH Lawrence and Imtiaz Dharker. The readers are John Sessions and Catherine Cusack. Imtiaz Dharker also joins the programme to read her own poem about the miraculous daily arrival of thousands of tiffin boxes to their correct destinations in the city of Mumbai. There's a mesmerising rendition from 1932 of The Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc (which many will know from its opening refrain of 'Do you remember an inn, Miranda?') Also, Roger reads one of his own most well liked poems 'At Lunchtime', and DH Lawrence considers the more sedentary affairs of tortoises.
Producer: Sarah Langan.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 26 Feb 2011 23:30
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