Carolyn Pickles and Alex Jennings read poetry and prose inspired by ice. With work from Wordsworth, Byron and Diski, and music from Vaughan Williams, Messiaen and Schubert.
In the second episode of programmes inspired by Robert Frost's poem Fire and Ice Carolyn Pickles and Alex Jennings read poetry and prose on the theme of ice. Fly with the Snow Queen, past the vivid blue icebergs of Antarctica and on to Byron's cold, dark vision of the end of the world.
You'll hear music by Purcell, Vaughan-Wiliams, Rachmaninov and Eliza Carthy as well as poems and prose from Charles Dickens, William Wordsworth, Edmund Spenser, Simon Armitage and Jenny Diski.
Producer Fiona McLean.
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Fire and Ice read by Alex Jennings
Ice and Fire read by Carolyn Pickles
Pickwick Papers read by Carolyn Pickles
The Prelude read by Alex Jennings
The Present read by Alex Jennings
Skating to Antarctica read by Carolyn Pickles
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mont Blanc read by Carolyn Pickles