Poetry Please | Sonnet 18 (1995)

Sonnet 18

Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. Gareth Owen introduces poetry requests on the popular theme of love. This episode includes The lay of the last minstrel - Sir Walter Scott read by Peter Kelly, The prophet by Kahlil Gibran read by Elizabeth Bell, Sonnet 18 (Shall I compare thee) by William Shakespeare read by Bill Wallis, Not waving but drowning by Stevie Smith in an archive reading by the poet, The subaltern's love song by John Betjeman read by Bill Wallis, Song (Lovely Mary) by John Clare read by Peter Kelly, The knight by Pushkin read by Elizabeth Bell, The worst of all loves by Douglas Dunn read by Peter Kelly and Crush by Gareth Owen read by the poet.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 18'41''
  • Broadcast date: 1995

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

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