Celebrating 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, an archive broadcast from 1965 of Stevie Smith reading her well-known poem Not Waving But Drowning.
Ian McMillan continues with Stevie Smith as she charms an Edinburgh audience with her poems which include the well-known 'Not Waving But Drowning' recorded in the Freemasons' Hall and broadcast August 1965.
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.