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Wendy Cope

Episode 31 of 50

Celebrating 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, archive recordings made by Wendy Cope, who reads three of her poems on The Living Poet and Poetry Now from 1988.

Ian McMillan continues with Wendy Cope who reads three of her poems from programmes The Living Poet and Poetry Now, both broadcast in 1988.

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 10 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.