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Douglas Dunn and Michael Longley

Episode 23 of 50

Recordings marking 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme. Douglas Dunn reads his Ballad of the Two Left Hands and Michael Longley reads Ash Keys and Frozen Rain.

Ian McMillan with another episode in this series. From the 1970s and brand new or unpublished poetry series Poetry Now, Douglas Dunn reads his 'Ballad of the Two Left Hands' and Michael Longley reads 'Ash Keys' and 'Frozen Rain'.

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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Mon 31 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.