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Peter Reading

Episode 40 of 50

Archive recording by Peter Reading, who reads an excerpt from his poem Three: in part, an elegy for those who had died since the launch of the Third Programme and his own birth.

Ian McMillan continues with a special commission written to mark Five Poems for Fifty Years broadcast in October 1996. Peter Reading reads an extract from his poem Three, in part, an elegy for those who had died since the launch of the Third Programme and his own birth.

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.