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Sean O'Brien and Mick Imlah

Episode 29 of 50

Celebrating 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, archive recordings from the 1980s in which Sean O'Brien and Mick Imlah read their poems.

Ian McMillan continues with poets of the personal and political. Sean O'Brien and Mick Imlah read their poems from broadcasts in the 1980s.

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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Tue 8 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.