The Nation’s Favourite Poems
By (author) Various; Read by Emma Fielding; Read by Greg Wise; Read by John Nettles; Read by Siobhan Redmond
In a nationwide poll to discover Britain’s favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling’s `If’ was voted number one. This unique anthology brings together over forty poems from the poll including the top ten. Superbly read by John Nettles, Siobhan Redmond, Greg Wise and Emma Fielding, this popular collection includes many classics such as Wordsworth’s `The Daffodils’ and Tennyson’s `The Lady of Shallot’ alongside contemporary poetry such as Allan Ahlberg’s `Please Mrs Butler’ and Wendy Cope’s `Bloody Men’.
Since the 1960s the very best of BBC radio’s spoken word output has been available to own, first on record and cassette and now on CD and digital download. In addition to its extensive backlist catalogue, BBC Audio continues to publish a wide range of entertainment drawn from recent radio programming and the BBC archive.Comedy titles include Hancock’s Half Hour, The Goon Show, Round the Horne, Cabin Pressure, Ed Reardon’s Week, Just a Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. The realms of fantasy are depicted in Doctor Who, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. There’s radio drama based on the works of some of our most popular and significant writers including William Shakespeare, Agatha Christie, Anthony Trollope, Arthur Conan Doyle, Samuel Pepys and Alan Bennett. History, science and culture epics include A History of the World in 100 Objects, This Sceptred Isle, A History of Childhood and The Making of Music.These are many more titles are waiting to be discovered in the BBC Audio collection, available from bookshops and online retailers. More information about the BBC’s spoken word radio services can be found at www.penguin.co.uk/