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February 1st, 2011

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11:52 pm - Listen again
Two Radio 4 programs recently with readings of poetry, are still available online. These will expire in a few days. I recommend them.

The Wasteland by TS Eliot (introduced by Roger McGough). This is a very interesting collage of readings by Eliot himself, Ted Hughes and a new recording by Lia Williams. Extemely good I thought. It brought home to me more clearly than usual the mutable female presence in the poem.

In Memoriam by Tennyson, read by David Bamber - you might know him as Mr Collins in the BBC Pride and Prejudice, quite an underrated actor I think. I only caught the last few moments of this, but I will try to listen to it right through, probably tomorrow now. What I heard was great.

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Date:February 2nd, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
Yes. He's probably better known as him, now. I did see the episode with the death of Cicero, and he was great. I didn't watch Rome because my kids were just still a bit too young for all that depraved sex and violence. Now they are away (and a bit more sophisticated anyway) I could revisit it.
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Date:February 5th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
As you know, Bob, "Rome" is a great favourite around here.

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