On Valentine's Day, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, celebrates the long and rich tradition of love poetry. In conversation with other love poets, Carol Ann examines some of the greatest love poems and explores different poetic responses to love's mysteries. Each of the five programmes in the series looks at a different stage in the development of a relationship. Today's episode focuses on poems that explore the highs and lows of a long-term relationship. Presented by Carol Ann Duffy. Produced by Emma Harding. 'John Anderson, my Jo' performed by Cast, from the album, Colours of Lichen (Greentrax Recordings).
Readings by Robert Blythe, Michael Shelford and Nicholas Murchie.