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Gary Numan, Ros Barber, Geoff Ryman, Kwame Kwei-Armah

Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's word cabaret, with guests including electro-pop pioneer Gary Numan, Ros Barber and writer Geoff Ryman. Plus music from Shakespeare The Sonnets.

Ian McMillan presents Radio 3's Cabaret of the Word, which this week includes electro-pop pioneer Gary Numan on writing lyrics for his new album 'Dead Son Rising', writer Ros Barber on impersonating Shakespeare in her remarkable verse novel 'The Marlowe Papers' (Sceptre), science fiction writer Geoff Ryman - who asks what 'science' meant to The Bard, Kwame Kwei Armah's contribution to the 'My Own Shakespeare' series, and there's also music from Robin Scott, Jamie Akers and Lindsey Cleary who perform 'O Never Say That I Was False of Heart'' from 'Shakespeare The Sonnets' (Abbey records).

Poetry Proms Competition coming soon ... see website for details.

Producer: Faith Lawrence.

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