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Thomas Gray

Roger McGough marks 300 years since the birth of the influential poet Thomas Gray, author of Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, with a visit to the graveyard itself, in Stoke Poges. With readers Mark Meadows and Katie Sobey. Producer Sally Heaven.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 10 Sep 2016 23:30

This Week's Poems


Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

by Thomas Gray

From Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard and Other Poems

Published by Penguin


Song From Aella

by Thomas Chatterton

Taken from


The Poplar Field

by William Cowper

Taken from Poem


A Gravestone upon the Floor in the Cloisters of Worcester Cathedral

by William Wordsworth

From A Sacrifice of Praise; an Anthology of Christian Poetry in English from Caedmon to the Mid-Twentieth Century

Published by Cumberland House Publishing


Extract from In Memoriam

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

From Alfred Lord Tennyson – Selected Poems

Published by Penguin


Song ‘When I am dead..’

by Christina Rossetti

From Christina Rossetti – Poems and Prose

Published by Everyman


Ah! Are You Digging on my Grave?

by Thomas Hardy

From The Oxford Authors – Thomas Hardy

Published by Oxford University Press



Role Contributor
Presenter Roger McGough
Reader Mark Meadows
Reader Katie Sobey
Producer Sally Heaven


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