Poetry Please | Sonnet 77

Sonnet 77

Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. Simon Rae discusses poems about coming to terms with old age with writer and critic Gillian Tindall. This episode includes Prayer for rain by Diana Hendry read by Elizabeth Kelly, Sonnet 77 by William Shakespeare read by Garard Green, Almswomen by Edmund Blunden read by Elizabeth Kelly, Lightly, lightly by Monica Campbell read by Elizabeth Kelly, Love songs in age by Philip Larkin read by Garard Green, The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo by Gerard Manley Hopkins read by Elizabeth Kelly and Sailing to Byzantium by W. B. Yeats read by Garard Green.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 19'11''
  • Broadcast date: 1994

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

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