Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Iain Crichton Smith

Episode 24 of 50

Marking 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, archive radio broadcasts of Iain Crichton Smith reading his poems in Poetry Now in October 1976 and September 1981.

Ian McMillan continues with Iain Crichton Smith reading three of his poems from Poetry Now, October 1976 and September 1981.

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

Broadcast

Featured in...

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.