Bard on the Box | Sarah Holland – Romantic Novelist
Celebrity Shakespeare devotees join members of the public to recite some of Shakespeare’s best-known and best-loved speeches and sonnets. This reading is by Sarah Holland. Shown as part of Shakespeare Fortnight.Tweet
Poetry Please | Sonnet 116 (1995)
Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. Palgrave's Golden Treasury, first published 130 years ago, has been a favourite with poetry readers ever since. Gareth Owen meets the current editor, John Press, who has updated Francis Turner Palgrave's original anthology. This episode includes Break break break by Tennyson read by Brian Gear, Let me not the marriage of true minds by William Shakespeare read by Sally Cookson, A vision by John Clare read by Brian Gear, Photograph of haymaker, 1890 by Molly Holden read by Sally Cookson, Ambulances by Philip Larkin in a commercial recording by the poet, Hospital for defectives by Thomas Blackburn read by Brian Gear, St George and the villagers by Dick Davies read by Brian Gear and Somewhere along the line by Simon Armitage, read by the poet.
Poetry Please | Sonnet 116 (1993)
Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. Simon Rae introduces a selection of love poetry for Valentine's Day from the Brentwood Festival. This episode includes Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare and read by Stephen Thorne, Some say that love's a little boy by W. H. Auden and read by Simon Rae, Love by Thomas Hood and read by Elizabeth Bell, Love among the ruins by Robert Browning and read by Stephen Thorne, The sleep by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and read by Elizabeth Bell, Time does not bring relief by Edna St. Vincent Millay and read by Elizabeth Bell, The case of Smith: an imperial fantasy by E. V. Knox and read by Stephen Thorne, When I'm among a blaze of lights by Siegfried Sassoon and read by Stephen Thorne, Ha'nacker Mill by Hilaire Belloc and read by Stephen Thorne and The toll-gate house by John Drinkwater, read by Elizabeth Bell.