Ian McMillan builds a collection of 70 remarkable poets reading their own poems, from the last seven decades of the Third Programme and Radio 3.
Ian McMillan introduces poet Dame Edith Sitwell reading in an archive recording from 1947
In a broadcast from 1949, Cecil Day-Lewis reads from his poem An Italian Visit.
A recording from 1949 in which Louis MacNeice reads his poems Snow and Prayer Before Birth
Archive recordings: TS Eliot reads The Journey of the Magi and part of The Four Quartets.
A 1950 archive recording of Dylan Thomas reading his poem In the White Giant's Thigh.
Edmund Blunden reads his own poem Concert Party in an archive broadcast from 1957.
A 1955 archive recording in which Siegfried Sassoon reads three of his own poems.
Archive recordings from 1958 made by poets John Betjeman and William Empson.
Archive recordings from the late 1950s made by poets Jenny Joseph and Edwin Muir.
An archive broadcast: Walter de la Mare reads his poems England and the Little Salamander.
In an archive recording first broadcast in 1963, Sylvia Plath reads her poem Daddy.
Archive broadcast from 1965 in which RS Thomas reads his poetry at the Edinburgh Festival.
Archive broadcast from 1965 of Stevie Smith reading her poem Not Waving But Drowning.
Archive broadcast of Philip Larkin reading his poem The Whitsun Weddings.
Archive broadcast, with Adrian Mitchell reading his poem Nostalgia - Now Threepence Off.
Archive broadcast in which Vernon Scannell reads his poems Dejection and A Case of Murder.
Archive broadcasts by Ted Hughes: part of The Captain's Speech and also The Mackerel Song.
Archive broadcast from 1972 of WH Auden reading his poems a Lullaby and Song of the Devil.
Archive broadcast from 1971 of Dannie Abse reading the first two parts of his poem Funland
Seamus Heaney talks about and reads his poems Digging and The Ministry of Fear.
Recordings of George Mackay Brown and WS Graham reading poems about loss and memory.
An archive broadcast from 1979 by Geoffrey Hill, who reads a selection of his poems.
Archive poetry readings from the 1970s, from Douglas Dunn and Michael Longley.
Archive broadcasts of Iain Crichton Smith reading his poems in Poetry Now in 1976 and 1981