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Summer

A collection of poems on Radio 4 celebrating the summer solstice read by leading actors and poets.

A collection of poems celebrating the midpoint of summer and the longest day of the year, read by Jason Watkins, Anton Lesser, Juliet Stevenson, Siobhan Redmond, Adjoa Andoh and Simon Russell Beale. Mona Arshi and Elizabeth-Jane Burnett read their own poetry on a summery theme.

Produced by Mair Bosworth and Sally Heaven

28 minutes

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