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Poetry Please - The National Best-Loved Poems-logo

Poetry Please - The National Best-Loved Poems

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BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of best-loved poems over the decades since its inception. The BBC has looked back through its rich archive of recordings to produce a poll of the most asked for and most broadcast pieces ever. This selection of fifty poems includes works by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Blake, Rupert Brooke, Lord Byron, G.K. Chesterton, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, John Keats, Edward Lear, Sylvia Plath, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, William Wordsworth, and W.B. Yeats.

BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of best-loved poems over the decades since its inception. The BBC has looked back through its rich archive of recordings to produce a poll of the most asked for and most broadcast pieces ever. This selection of fifty poems includes works by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Blake, Rupert Brooke, Lord Byron, G.K. Chesterton, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, John Keats, Edward Lear, Sylvia Plath, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, William Wordsworth, and W.B. Yeats.
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BBC Radio 4's Poetry Please is the longest-running broadcast of verse anywhere in the world. First aired in 1979, the programme, a request show which broadcasts to two million listeners a week, has become a unique record of best-loved poems over the decades since its inception. The BBC has looked back through its rich archive of recordings to produce a poll of the most asked for and most broadcast pieces ever. This selection of fifty poems includes works by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Blake, Rupert Brooke, Lord Byron, G.K. Chesterton, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, John Keats, Edward Lear, Sylvia Plath, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, William Wordsworth, and W.B. Yeats.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Adjoa Andoh, Anton Lesser

Length:

2h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

00:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

01:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:28


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:40


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:44


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:36