Ian McMillan introduces archive recordings of Ted Hughes, reading an excerpt of The Captain's Speech from a verse drama broadcast in 1960 and from the 1970s, The Mackerel Song.
Ian McMillan continues with former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. Hughes reads an extract 'The Captain's Speech' from a verse drama broadcast in 1960 and from the 1970s, 'The Mackerel Song'.
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.