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TS Eliot

Episode 4 of 50

Marking 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, a 1946 archive recording in which TS Eliot reads his work The Journey of the Magi. Plus part of The Four Quartets.

Ian McMillan continues with two rare recordings by the Third Programme. T.S. Eliot reading The Journey of the Magi in 1946 and an extract from The Four Quartets.

Three Score and Ten features archive recordings from the last seven decades of the Third Programme and Radio 3, with 70 remarkable poets reading their own poems. Amongst them T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, WH Auden, Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy. Plus ten brand new poems by contemporary poets commissioned specially for the series and broadcast on The Verb.

Producer: Sharon Sephton; Research by Caitlin Crawford.

5 minutes

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Tue 4 Oct 2016 21:55

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Three Score and Ten – The poets and their poems, collected

Three Score and Ten – The poets and their poems, collected

Ian McMillan builds a historic collection of 70 remarkable poets reading their own poems.