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Portrait of a Poet
This programme introduced by Sir John Betjeman is made up of anecdotes, reminiscences, and poetry recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.
Among the readers are: Peggy Ashcroft
Robert Donat. John Gielgud Jill Balcon , C. Day Lewis Sybil Thorndike Stephen Murray
Sir Charles Tennyson recalls his boyhood in his grandfather's house, and the poet's own voice can be heard in an extract from Maud.
This unexpected picture of an unconventional Victorian is compiled and produced by HALLAM TENNYSON
(An LP based on the programme is available on the BBC Study Record label obtainable by mail order only at 30s, including packing and postage, from BBC Radio Enterprises, London, SE99)
ContributorsIntroduced By: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Robert Donat.
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Lewis Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Sir Charles Tennyson
Produced By: Hallam Tennyson