Poetry Please

Last Edited: 16-Jul-2013 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recordings are good unless otherwise indicated.

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012


2008

Date

Title

Cast

Parameters

14-Sep-2008

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:53, 26146, S

21-Sep-2008

Robert W Service

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:52, 26130, S

28-Sep-2008

Christina Rossetti

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:50, 26100, S

05-Oct-2008

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan

27:58, 26228, S

12-Oct-2008

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan

28:05, 26329, S

19-Oct-2008

Funny Poems

Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan

27:52, 26133, S

26-Oct-2008

poems that celebrate the natural world

Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan

27:36, 25890, S


2009

Date

Episode

Title

Cast

Parameters

11-Jan-2009

1

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Beth O'Dee

27:56, 26201, S

18-Jan-2009

2

The Eve of St Agnes by John Keats

Roger McGough
produced by Beth O'Dee

27:19, 25621, S

25-Jan-2009

3

Robert Burns

Roger McGough
produced by Beth O'Dee

27:40, 25953, S

01-Feb-2009

4

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowrey

28:04, 26320, S

08-Feb-2009

5

Love Poems

Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowrey

27:36, 25883, S

15-Feb-2009

6

Poems by Adrian Mitchell

Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall

27:51, 26125, S

22-Feb-2009

7

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall

27:47, 26048, S

01-Mar-2009

8

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall

27:23, 25685, S

08-Mar-2009

9

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall

27:34, 25850, S

17-May-2009

1

AE Housman and Walt Whitman

Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee

27:54, 26169, S

24-May-2009

2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee

27:49, 26089, S

31-May-2009

3

Robert Frost and Edward Thomas

Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee

27:54, 26162, S

07-Jun-2009

4

the Book of Psalms

Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee

27:24, 25701, S

14-Jun-2009

5

UA Fanthorpe

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:39, 25935, S

21-Jun-2009

6

Edward Fitzgerald's 1859 poem The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:53, 26156, S

12-Jul-2009

1

poems including works by Milton, Ben Okri and Mary Oliver

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:33, 25830, S

19-Jul-2009

2

poems about space

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

28:02, 26296, S

26-Jul-2009

3

Listeners' requests

Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowrey

28:02, 26289, S

02-Aug-2009

 

No programmes

 

 

09-Aug-2009

4

Tennyson

Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowrey

27:55, 26173, S

13-Sep-2009

1

the joy of living, the experience of memory loss

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:24, 25699, S

20-Sep-2009

2

works with an environmental theme

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

28:03, 26311, S

27-Sep-2009

3

The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:57, 26220, S

04-Oct-2009

4

heroes and heroines

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:33, 25836, S

11-Oct-2009
18-Oct-2009

5

the programme's 30th birthday

Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowrey

24:48, 23266, S
24:25, 22906, S

25-Oct-2009

6

about snow and solitude

Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowrey

24:48, 23261, S


2010

Date

Episode

Title

Cast

Parameters

31-Jan-2010

1

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowrey

27:49, 26086, S

07-Jan-2010

2

a poetic landscape cast in frost

Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowrey

27:20, 25626, S

14-Feb-2010

3

Valentine's Day

Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowrey

27:50, 26095, S

21-Feb-2010

4

Newcastle is Peru

Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowrey

27:49, 26084, S

28-Feb-2010

5

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

28:04, 26324, S

07-Mar-2010

6

Basil Bunting

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

28:02, 26291, S

14-Mar-2010

7

Listener Requests

Roger McGough
produced by Beth O'Dee

27:37, 25902, S

21-Mar-2010

8

American Poetry

Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan

27:32, 25819, S

16-May-2010

1

poems learnt by heart while at school

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:33, 25836, S

23-May-2010

2

TS Eliot's Four Quartets

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:57, 26215, S

30-May-2010

3

Cambridge University Library

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:59, 26238, S

06-Jun-2010

4

Siegfried Sassoon's war poems

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:56, 26200, S

13-Jun-2010

5

a seasonal selection of poetry requests

Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee

27:30, 25786, S

20-Jun-2010

6

some of Shakespeare's sonnets and some other 17th-century masters

Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee

26:50, 25172, S

04-Jul-2010

1

listeners' requests

Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan

27:50, 26095, S

11-Jul-2010

2

listeners' requests

Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan

27:56, 26200, S

18-Jul-2010

3

listeners' requests

Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan

28:08, 26383, S

25-Jul-2010

4

listeners' requests

Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan

28:08, 26383, S

12-Sep-2010

1

D H Lawrence

Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee

27:46, 26040, S

19-Sep-2010

2

Louis MacNeice

Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee

27:41, 25969, S

26-Sep-2010

3

American poems

Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee

27:32, 25816, S

03-Oct-2010

4

Home

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:34, 25858, S

10-Oct-2010

5

autumn, rain storms and migrant birds

Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee

27:56, 26190, S

17-Oct-2010

6

life's transitions

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

27:50, 26101, S

24-Oct-2010

7

Scottish poets ancient and modern

Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley

28:10, 26407, S


2011

Date
Episode Title
Cast
Parameters
23-Jan-2011
1 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley
27:36, 25880, S
30-Jan-2011
2 TS Eliot's groundbreaking modernist poem The Waste Land
Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley
28:16, 26515, S
06-Feb-2011 3 Orpheus
Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley
27:48, 26072, S
13-Feb-2011 4 poetry to stir the senses
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
28:05, 26339, S
20-Feb-2011 5 a magical mix of poetry requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:22, 25661, S
27-Feb-2011 6 consoling poems
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:47, 26057, S
06-Mar-2011 7 poems that could inspire athletes at the Olympics
Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley
27:56, 26198, S
08-May-2011
1 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
28:02, 26285, S
15-May-2011 2 A.E Housman's 'A Shropshire Lad'
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
28:02, 26292, S
22-May-2011
3 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:57, 26216, S
29-May-2011 4 Dawn to Dusk Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:44, 26002, S
05-Jun-2011
5 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:44, 26003, S
12-Jun-2011   pre-empted by special    
19-Jun-2011 6 summer poems Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:57, 26206, S
26-Jun-2011
7 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall   
27:53, 26149, S
03-Jul-2011 8 listeners' requests Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:58, 26165, S
29-Aug-2011 1 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:47, 26007, S
04-Sep-2011 2 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:39, 25876, S
11-Sep-2011 3 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:22, 25619, S
18-Sep-2011 4 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:59, 26183, S
25-Sep-2011 5 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:41, 25907, S
02-Oct-2011 6 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
28:04, 26269, S
09-Oct-2011 7 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:42, 25920, S
16-Oct-2011 8 Rich autumnal offerings
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:29, 25727, S
23-Oct-2011 9 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:23, 25633, S

2012

Date
Episode Title
Cast
Parameters
08-Jan-2012
1 Winter, star-gazing and time
Roger McGough
Producer: Toby Field
27:45, 25964, S
15-Jan-2012
2 red-hot poetry
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:35, 25817, S
22-Jan-2012
3 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:31, 25756, S
29-Jan-2012 4 Music and Lyrics Roger McGough
Producer: Toby Field
27:31, 25759, S
05-Feb-2012
5 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:20, 25579, S
12-Feb-2012
6 spine chilling poetry
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:56, 26147, S
19-Feb-2012
7 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:40, 25900, S
26-Feb-2012
8 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:51, 26067, S
18-Mar-2012 ? the Radio 4 More than Words listening festival Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
28:49, 26967, S
13-May-2012
1 Wendy Cope
Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:51, 26060, S
20-May-2012
2 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:33, 25788, S
27-May-2012 3 two classic works and readings Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:12, 25463, S
03-Jun-2012
4 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
28:04, 26269, S
10-Jun-2012
5 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:53, 26099, S
17-Jun-2012
6 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Beth O'Dea
28:04, 26273, S
24-Jun-2012
7 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Beth O'Dea
27:23, 25631, S
01-Jul-2012 8 the 200th anniversary of the publication of Byron's Childe Harold
Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley
27:28, 25714, S
08-Jul-2012
9 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley
27:56, 26137, S
26-Aug-2012
1 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:45, 25964, S
02-Sep-2012
2 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
28:00, 26198, S
09-Sep-2012
3 Welsh poets
Roger McGough
produced by Beth O'Dea
27:28, 25712, S
16-Sep-2012
4 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:10, 25421, S
23-Sep-2012
5 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:30, 25744, S
30-Sep-2012
6 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:40, 25901, S
07-Oct-2012
7 The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
read by Alex Jennings
Roger McGough
produced by Beth O'Dea
27:52, 26079, S
14-Oct-2012 8 Celebrating the Bicentenary of Edward Lear's Birth Roger McGough
produced by Beatrice Fenton
27:50, 26044, S
09-Dec-2012 1 Tree poems Roger McGough
produced by Tim Dee
27:14, 25589, S
16-Dec-2012 2 William Carlos Williams Annie Freud, Roger McGough
produced by Kate Bland
27:43, 25942, S
23-Dec-2012 3 Christmas poetry Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
28:02, 26236, S
30-Dec-2012 4 poetry requests on the theme of time Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:43, 25935, S
06-Jan-2013
5 poems that have a musical and satirical theme
Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley
27:30, 25739, S
13-Jan-2013
6 listeners' requests
Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley
27:57, 26162, S
20-Jan-2013 7 John Keats: 'Isabella, or - the Pot of Basil' Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:28, 25701, S
27-Jan-2013 8 listeners' requests Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:58, 26174, S
03-Feb-2013 9 listeners' requests Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:41, 25912, S
10-Feb-2013 10 the winter of 1963 Roger McGough
produced by Christine Hall
27:49, 26031, S
17-Feb-2013 11
Liz Lochhead -- Poems for a New Scotland Liz Lochhead
produced by Mark Rikards
27:27, 25687, S

 2013

Date
Episode Title
Cast
Parameters
28-Apr-2013
1
feelings other than those that relate to love Roger McGough
produced by Mark Smalley
27:40, 25913, S
05-May-2013
2
praise to the lowly and the heavenly Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:30, 25755, S
12-May-2013
3
the national Poetry by Heart competition finals Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:46, 26006, S
19-May-2013
4
listeners' requests Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:41, 25929, S
26-May-2013
5
A Bouquet of Flowers Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowery
27:58, 26194, S
02-Jun-2013
6
Poets reading other poets Roger McGough
produced by Sarah Langan
27:33, 25810, S
09-Jun-2013
7
listeners' requests Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowery
27:37, 25872, S
16-Jun-2013
8
listeners' requests Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowery
27:51, 26060, S
23-Jun-2013
9
Words for weddings and other celebrations
Roger McGough
produced by Mary Ward-Lowery
27:50, 26053, S
30-Jun-2013
10
Homer Made Anew
Roger McGough
Producer: Tim Dee
27:32, 25772, S
07-Jul-2013
11
new poems made out of the oldest stories Roger McGough
Producer: Tim Dee
27:45, 25964, S
14-Jul-2013
12
An Ark of Animal Poems Roger McGough
Producer: Tim Dee
27:40, 25887, S

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