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Norman MacCaig, Sorley MacLean

Episode 41 of 50

Ian McMillan introduces archive recordings by two Scottish writers. Norman MacCaig reads his poem A Birthday Card and Sorley MacLean reads his poem The Cry of Europe.

Ian McMillan continues with two Scottish poets in this episode. Norman MacCaig reads his poem 'A Birthday Card' and Sorley MacLean reads his 'The Cry of Europe'.

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

Last on

Thu 24 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.