Actress Hannah Gordon chooses her favourite readings, including poems by Joyce Grenfell, Noel Coward and Wendy Cope. There's Hannah's party piece, Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 'Shall I compare the to a summer's day?' and a sparkling extract from 'Shirley Valentine'.
Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre with readers Michael Pennington and Eleanor Bron.
Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
The Orange by Wendy Cope
Untitled by Anon!
The Lion and Albert by Marriott Edgar
Valentine by Wendy Cope
Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon
Commonplace 1943 by Rosemary Anne Sisson
The New Regime by Wendy Cope
Extract from Shirley Valentine (stage play) written by Willy Russell