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Grumpy poets, redundant hangmen and rats feature in today's richly mixed bag of poetry requests, read by Paul Mundell. Roger McGough also introduces poets reading their own work; there's archive of WH Auden in typically terse mood as he does the rounds of a lecture tour in 'On the Circuit' and Jean Sprackland reads a moving remembrance of her father in her poem 'Dressing Gown'. There are other portraits of family life by the late Ken Smith and the Welsh poet, Tony Curtis.

Produced by Sarah Langan.

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30 minutes

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Sat 24 Sep 2011 23:30