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Elizabeth Jennings

Episode 27 of 50

Marking 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, an archive broadcast of Elizabeth Jennings reading Thunder and a Boy and In a Garden on The Living Poet in 1983.

Ian McMillan continues with a recording from The Living Poet, May 1983, as Elizabeth Jennings reads 'Thunder and a Boy' and 'In a Garden'.

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.

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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.