Celebrating 70 years of poets on Radio 3 and the Third Programme, Ian McMillan introduces a specially commissioned poem by former Scottish national poet Liz Lochhead.
Ian McMillan with a poem specially commissioned for an interval programme from Liz Lochhead, former Makar - the Scottish National Poet. Recorded on location in Glasgow in 2006.
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.
Photograph: Alastair Cook.