Poetry Please | Sonnet 29 (2003)

Sonnet 29

Selections of poetry on various themes chosen by listeners. In the start of a new series, Roger McGough celebrates Shakespeare's 439th birthday and there are requests for various popular poems. These include Ordinary mawning by Jean Binta Breeze read by the poet, Tropic rain by R. L. Stevenson read by Peter Marinka, The way of words and language by Elizabeth Jennings read by Claire Skinner, In honour of love by Jenny Joseph read by the poet, Pete the parrot and Shakespeare by Don Marquis read by Peter Marinka, Big ifs by Roger McGough read by the poet, Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare read by Philip Franks, Dart from dart (extract) by Alice Oswald in an archive performance by Tom Goodman-Hill, Gareth Thomas and Joanna Tope, So many different lengths of time by Brian Patten read by Peter Marinka and Oh! death will find me by Rupert Brooke read by Philip Franks.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 27'40''
  • Broadcast date: 2003

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

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