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Celebrating the Bicentenary of Edward Lear's Birth

Roger McGough celebrates the bicentenary of Edward Lear's birth. Shirley Henderson and Andrew Sachs read a selection of his nonsense poems as requested by listeners.

Roger McGough celebrates the bicentenary of Edward Lear's birth. Shirley Henderson and Andrew Sachs read a selection of his nonsense poems as requested by listeners, including The Jumblies and The Quangle Wangle's Hat. Adding to the mix are some old favourites like Elton Hayes singing The Owl and the Pussycat to a small guitar and Kenneth Williams' unique interpretation of The Dong with the Luminous Nose.

Produced by Beatrice Fenton.

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