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03/02/2013

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 03 February 2013

Poetry requested by listeners, introduced by Roger McGough, including work by Vernon Scannell and Adrian Mitchell - and an unusual conversation between a cockroach and an Egyptian mummy.
Producer Christine Hall.

  • Poems featured in today's programme

    Hide and Seek by Vernon Scannell
    From Collected Poems 1950-1993
    Published by Robson Books

    Hide and Seek by Roger McGough
    From All the Best
    Published by Puffin

    Archy Interviews a Pharaoh by Don Marquis
    From Archy and Mehitabel
    Published by Faber

    Beattie is Three by Adrian Mitchell
    From Adrian Mitchell's Greatest Hits
    Published by Bloodaxe

    Disguise by Adrian Mitchell
    From Adrian Mitchell's Greatest Hits
    Published by Bloodaxe

    In the Orchard After Midnight by Brian Patten
    Unpublished

    Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    (from The Princess)
    From Alfred Lord Tennyson Selected Poems
    Published by Penguin Classics

    Patterns by Amy Lowell
    From Men, Women and Ghosts
    Published by Tredition

    Peerless Jim Driscoll by Vernon Scannell
    From Collected Poems 1950-1993
    Published by Robson Books

    What I Need for the Present by Brian Patten
    From Collected Love Poems
    Published by Harper Perennial

    They Did Not Expect This by Vernon Scannell
    From Collected Poems 1950-1993
    Published by Robson Books

    Death is Smaller than I Thought by Adrian Mitchell
    From Adrian Mitchell's Greatest Hits
    Published by Bloodaxe

    The music used was a setting of "Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white" by Paul Mealor, from the CD "A Tender Light" on the Decca label.

     

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