Saturday Drama: Four Quartets

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Saturday 18 January

2.30pm-3.45pm

BBC RADIO 4

Jeremy Irons reads Four Quartets by TS Eliot.

Four Quartets is the crowning achievement of TS Eliot's career as a poet. While containing some of the most musical and unforgettable passages in 20th century poetry, its four parts - ‘Burnt Norton’, ‘East Coker’, ‘The Dry Salvages’ and ‘Little Gidding’ - present a rigorous meditation on the spiritual, philosophical and personal themes which preoccupied the author.

It was the way in which a private voice was heard to speak for the concerns of an entire generation in the midst of war and doubt that confirmed it as an enduring masterpiece.

With an introduction by Michael Symmons Roberts, Lord David Alton and Gail McDonald.

Producer/ Susan Roberts for the BBC

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