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Vernon Scannell

Episode 16 of 50

Celebrating 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, an archive broadcast from 1960, with Vernon Scannell reading his poems Dejection and A Case of Murder.

Ian McMillan with another episode in this fifty part series. From Radio 3's The Poet's Voice, broadcast in 1960, Vernon Scannell reads 'Dejection' and 'A Case of Murder'.

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.

Photograph: Alan Benson.

5 minutes

Last on

Thu 20 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.