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Christopher Reid, Craig Raine

Episode 26 of 50

Marking 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, two archive recordings. Christopher Reid reads his poem Arcadia and Craig Raine reads A Martian Sends a Postcard Home.

Ian McMillan with another episode in this fifty part series celebrating 70 years of Radio 3's recording of poets. Christopher Reid begins with his poem 'Arcadia' from June 1985 followed by Craig Raine with his 'A Martian Sends A Postcard Home' from a 1981 programme called Caxtons are Mechanical Birds.

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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Thu 3 Nov 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.