Poetry Please | Sonnet 30 (1993)
Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. Simon Rae explores Shakespeare's greatest hits with director Bob Carlton. These include Sonnet 30 (When to the sessions) read by Elizabeth Bell, The quality of mercy (The Merchant of Venice) read by Elizabeth Bell, What a piece of work is man (Hamlet) from an archive recording by John Gielgud, Blow winds and crack your cheeks (King Lear) from an archive recording by Alec Guinness, Hath not a Jew eyes (The Merchant of Venice from an archive recording by David Suchet, How sweet the moonlight sleeps (The Merchant of Venice) read by Michael Maloney, Sonnet 29 (When, in disgrace) read by Elizabeth Bell and Sonnet 18 (Shall I compare thee) sung by Cleo Laine with John Dankworth.Tweet
Poetry Please | Sonnet 30 (1989)
Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. This episode contains Sonnet number 30 by William Shakespeare read by Tim Pigott Smith, Nod by Walter de la Mare read by Lin Sagovsky, Lenten thoughts of a high anglican, An Arundel tomb by Philip Larkin read by Tim Pigott Smith, An angel in Blythburgh church by Peter Porter read by the poet, In my garden by Emily Dickinson read by Lin Sagovsky and The world by Henry Vaughan read by Tim Pigott Smith.
Stanza | Rhythm and Sound
The first in a series of late night conversations with poetry in mind. Guest Tom Paulin takes presenter Andrew McAllister on a tour through sound and rhythm, moving from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Van Morrison and Emily Dickinson to Billie Holiday. This episode contains Dance to your daddy, London Bridge is falling down, Western wind by Anon, read by Tom Paulin, We three kings of orient are, Belfast street song by David Hammond, Inversnaid by Gerard Manley Hopkins, read by Tom Paulin, When to the session of sweet, silent thought by William Shakespeare and read by John Gielgud, Full fathom five by William Shakespeare, read by Basil Bunting, Under the light yet under by Emily Dickinson, read by Tom Paulin and Songs for a coloured singer by Elizabeth Bishop.