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Philip Larkin

Episode 14 of 50

Celebrating 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, an archive broadcast from the 1960s, in which Philip Larkin reads his poem The Whitsun Weddings.

Ian McMillan introduces Philip Larkin who reads his poem The Whitsun Weddings recorded in the 1960s and discovered in Words and Music: 40 Years of Poetry on Radio 3, broadcast three decades ago.

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 18 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.