Poetry Please | Sonnet 104

Sonnet 104

Simon Rae's guest Jilly Cooper chooses poems about love, loss and dashing romantic heroes. This episode includes Song by W. H. Auden read by Gareth Owen, The pity of love by W. B. Yeats and read by Rosemary Leach, The night piece, to Julia by Robert Herrick and read by Sally Cookson, Sonnet 104 by William Shakespeare read by Gareth Owen, Poem for an adopted child by Anon read by Jilly Cooper, Tell me not here by A. E. Housman read by Rosemary Leach, The flower by George Herbert read by Jilly Cooper, Juliet by Hilaire Belloc read by Jilly Cooper, The lady of Shalott (extract) by Tennyson read by Jilly Cooper and Lochnivar by Sir Walter Scott and read by Sally Cookson.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 19'30''
  • Broadcast date: 1994

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

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