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by Louis Macneice.

Read by Samuel West.

Louis Macneice's poetic masterpiece Autumn Journal, written from August to December 1938 describes the poet's thoughts and feelings at the time, with echoes of WW1 and the looming shadow of WW2.

It contains rapportage, ethics, love poems, politics.

MacNeice wrote to Ts Eliot ' it is about everything which from first-hand experience I consider significant'.

With original music composed by Gary Yershon and performed by Anne Wood, Julia Singleton, Dinah Beamish, Fiona Clifton Welker, Anna Hemery and Paul Moylan.

Directed by Susan Roberts

20161204

Colin Morgan reads Louis MacNeice's poetic testament of life in 1938, written against the turbulent backdrop of the Munich Agreement, the fall of Barcelona and Britain's preparations for an inevitable war. Introduced by poet Colette Bryce and interwoven with archive news reports from the era.

Part of Radio 3's 70th season, marking the anniversary of the creation of the Third Programme, Radio 3's predecessor in 1946, where MacNeice worked as a producer and writer.

Produced by Emma Harding.

20161204

Colin Morgan reads Louis MacNeice's poetic testament of life in 1938, written against the turbulent backdrop of the Munich Agreement, the fall of Barcelona and Britain's preparations for an inevitable war. Introduced by poet Colette Bryce and interwoven with archive news reports from the era.

Produced by Emma Harding.

Part of Radio 3's 70th season, marking the anniversary of the creation of the Third Programme, Radio 3's predecessor in 1946, where MacNeice worked as a producer and writer.