EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
Description
01Sailing To Byzantium20150621
Three Irish writers choose three Yeats poems as inspiration for a story.
Episode 1/ 3
Sailing to Byzantium
Niall Williams' enchanting story inspired by WB Yeats' poem about mortality and immortality.
An old man walks through a dusty and hot antiques shop where he finds something remarkable and life changing.
Credits
Writer - Niall Williams
Reader - Dermot Crowley
Producer - Kirsty Williams
A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.
02An Irish Airman Foresees His Death20150628Three Irish writers choose three Yeats poems as inspiration for a story.
Episode 2 / 3
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Lynda Radley's poignant story inspired by WB Yeats' sonnet about a World War I fighter-pilot.
An Irish airline pilot with a gambling problem reflects on his life.
A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.
03What Then?20150705Three Irish writers choose three Yeats poems as inspiration for a story.
Episode 3/ 3
What Then
Dermot Bolger's reflective story inspired by WB Yeats' poem about the endless doubts writers face.
A young man timidly embarking on a life as a writer meets an old man with a story to tell.
A BBC Scotland Production for BBC Radio 4.

Advertising

Genre

  • Drama / Readings