Poetry Please | Sonnet 30 (1999)

Sonnet 30

Selections of poetry on various themes, chosen by listeners. Frank Delaney celebrates the programme's 20th anniversary with a gala performance of favourite poetry requested by contemporary poets. These include Whoso list to hunt by Thomas Wyatt read by Martin Jarvis, Questions about angels by Billy Collins read by Andrew Sachs, Entirely - Louis MacNeice read by Eleanor Bron, The road not taken by Robert Frost read by Martin Jarvis, A burnt ship by John Donne read by Andrew Sachs, The flower fed buffaloes by Vachel Lindsay read by Eleanor Bron, Sonnet 30 by William Shakespeare read by Martin Jarvis, Zero by R. S. Thomas read by Eleanor Bron, An ordinary day by Norman MacCaig read by Andrew Sachs, My papa's waltz by Theodore Roethke read by Martin Jarvis, Mirror by Sylvia Plath read by Eleanor Bron, Death by Jaan Kaplinski read by Andrew Sachs, If my train will come by Katrina Porteus read by Eleanor Bron and Warning by Jenny Joseph, read by the poet.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Sonnets and Poems
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 27'48''
  • Broadcast date: 1999

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

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