Mary Beard presents discusses the power of poetry in a time of pandemic, with Emilia Clarke, Lemn Sissay and David Olusoga. With special poetry performances from Dame Helen Mirren and Brian Bilston.
With cultural institutions around the country closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mary Beard presents from her study.
This week, Mary discusses the power of poetry in a time of pandemic, with Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, poet Lemn Sissay and historian David Olusoga.
And there are special poetry performances from Dame Helen Mirren and the so-called poet laureate of Twitter, Brian Bilston.
Plus historian Simon Schama tells Mary why the 17th century poet John Donne is a poet for today’s times.