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Sonnet 117

The second of five programmes of love and erotic poetry, which take in the many moods of the sensual, raunchy, sometimes ludicrous world of sex. This episode includes Invitation by Grace Nichols read by the poet, Down Wanton Down by Robert Graves read by Barrie Rutter, Desire's a desire by Selima Hill read by Adjoa Andoh, Sonnet 117 by William Shakespeare read by Juliet Stevenson, Sonnet 129 by William Shakespeare read by Ian McKellen, Strugnell's sonnets (extract) by Wendy Cope read by Barrie Rutter, A well-wisher (extract) by Gavin Ewart read by the poet, The ram by Selima Hill read by Pippa Hinchley, We two boys by Walt Whitman and read by Ian McKellen and What the pool said by Liz Lochhead and read by the poet.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 29'19''
  • Broadcast date: 1994

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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